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Knowing When to Pee with Brightly Wearable

Knowing When to Pee with Brightly Wearable

by Chelsea Wardach June 11, 2015 1 min read

People who experience urinary incontinence often rely on disposable briefs or washable underwear for protection. However, Jean Rintoul, CEO of startup Lir Scientific, is offering another method: Brightly, a wearable device that senses bladder expansion and alerts when it’s time to use the bathroom.
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Behavioral Changes for a Better Bladder

by Chelsea Wardach November 06, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence is a common and often frustrating condition that can be managed through behavioral and lifestyle changes. Below are four ways you can improve your incontinence symptoms and get better bladder control.
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ACP Releases Nonsurgical Guidelines for Treating Incontinence in Women

by Chelsea Wardach September 16, 2014 2 min read

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released new guidelines for treating urinary stress incontinence and urge incontinence without surgery.

For women with stress urinary incontinence, kegel exercises are recommended. Kegels help strengthen the muscles and tissues that control urine flow.

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Using Vaginal Weights after Pregnancy

by Chelsea Wardach August 12, 2014 2 min read

“I am several months post-partum and I’m still having troubling with leakage problems. I’ve heard about exercise weights that I can use to tone my vaginal muscles. Can you tell me more about these weights?”
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Losing Weight to Improve Bladder Control

by Chelsea Wardach August 05, 2014 2 min read

“I am overweight and I have problems controlling my bladder. Sometimes I have accidents and it’s so embarrassing! My friend mentioned suggested that I lose weight to help stop the leaks. Is this true – will losing weight improve my incontinence problem?”
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NAFC Releases Updated Male Stress Incontinence Resources

by Bryan Mercer July 10, 2014 2 min read

Many men who experience incontinence are often reluctant to seek help about their bladder problems. They feel embarrassed, yet would suffer in silence than go to the doctor’s. Oftentimes, they’ll scour the Internet to figure out what’s going on with their body and what they can do to stop the leakage.
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Guidelines for Managing Incontinence after Prostate Surgery

by Chelsea Wardach July 08, 2014 2 min read

One of the most common and frustrating side effects of prostate surgery is urinary incontinence. It affects about half of all patients who undergo surgery, interfering with social, work and sexual life. The most common type of incontinence patients will experience is stress incontinence.
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ACOG Releases New Guidelines for Stress Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach May 29, 2014 2 min read

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women is common. Those affected experience involuntary urinary leakage when exerting pressure onto their bladder, such as while coughing, laughing or lifting heavy objects. Treatments vary, with one of them being surgical repair with a midurethral sling.
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Risk of OAB, Stress Incontinence Increase after Vaginal Birth

by Chelsea Wardach May 22, 2014 2 min read

Symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are more common and severe after vaginal birth when compared to cesarean birth, according to a new John Hopkins study.

Led by Victoria L. Handa, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, the study included 1,481 women who had given birth 5-10 years prior.

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Preventing Peeing While Laughing

by Chelsea Wardach May 15, 2014 2 min read

“Sometimes I pee when I laugh. Why is this happening and what can I do to stop it?”

If you’re like me, you like to laugh. And you laugh at lot. This can be quite a problem if you’re leaking every time someone tells a joke or while you’re watching a Friends rerun.

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Risk of Women’s Pelvic Surgeries Nearly Double Since 1990s

by Chelsea Wardach May 08, 2014 2 min read

One in five women will undergo pelvic floor surgery in her lifetime, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This nearly doubles the risk of the surgery in the 1990s.
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What Incontinence Products are Available for Women?

by Chelsea Wardach February 27, 2014 2 min read

For women who are new to wearing incontinence products, the selection process can be a bit overwhelming due to the vast options available. The main things to remember when choosing incontinence products are to pick the right size and absorbency level. This will also play a role in how comfortable the undergarment will be. Read below to get familiar with the different types of incontinence products for women.
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