In previous blog posts, we’ve mentioned that caffeine is a bladder irritant and can make incontinence symptoms worse. Now, there’s a new study to back that statement up. Read More
For those who are attached to their iPhones and iPads, there’s a new free app designed to help you overcome urinary incontinence problems. Developed by Jeff Pepper, founder of Three Ten LLC, iDry allows users to log events, such as when they change an incontinence pad and how much urine was passed, and identify factors, such as exercises and diet changes, that may reduce incontinence symptoms. Read More
What and how much you drink matters when it comes to urinary incontinence.
Caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda, and acidic drinks, like citrus juice, can irritate your bladder and cause you to produce more urine. Alcoholic beverages also act as a diuretic and can quickly stimulate your bladder.
Before you schedule an appointment to talk to your doctor about the bladder leakage you’ve been experiencing recently, you need to be prepared. Use these tips to help you and your doctor better understand your urinary incontinence issues. Read More
Visiting your doctor is the first step to treating urinary incontinence. To prepare for your appointment, create a list of questions to ask your doctor so you can better understand your bladder control issues. Here’s a few to get you started. Read More
If you’re experiencing bladder leakage, there are some effective strategies to help you regain bladder control. Timed voiding is a strategy that helps “retrain” the bladder so it doesn’t empty too frequently or urgently. The goal of timed voiding is to empty your bladder on a regular basis so accidents don’t occur. While that instruction seems easy to follow, these steps can help you be more successful. Read More
If you’re constantly running to the bathroom or feel like your bladder is never fully empty, you may have an overactive bladder. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do that can help with strong urges. Read More
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control one’s bladder emptying. This common, yet treatable, condition affects about 25 million American adults and 200 million adults worldwide. While the pain and embarrassment of incontinence is similar, the cause and type can differ greatly. Read below to find out what type of incontinence you may have. Read More