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Understanding the Difference between Bladder Pads and Menstrual Pads

by Chelsea Wardach February 06, 2014 1 min read

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How to Choose an Incontinence Pad

by Chelsea Wardach January 28, 2014 2 min read

“I’m experiencing some light bladder leakage. I was told to use incontinence pads but I’ve never used one before and don’t know how to choose one. What features should I be looking for when choosing an incontinence pad?”
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Dancing Your Way to a Stronger Pelvic Floor

by Chelsea Wardach January 16, 2014 2 min read

If you’re experiencing involuntary urinary leakage, dancing may be the answer to your bladder problems, according to a new Canadian and Swiss study.

Urinary incontinence is a common malady among elderly adults, especially in women between the ages of 70 and 80. Those suffering from incontinence are often encouraged to strengthen their weak bladder muscles through pelvic floor exercises, or kegels.

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Male Incontinence Pads Make 2013 Best Sellers List

by Chelsea Wardach December 26, 2013 1 min read

Every year, I look at what our best selling products are since January. And to no surprise, the Vinyl Pants and Reusable Waterproof Underpads are always at the very top of the list. The best sellers list this year also includes three brands of male guards: Tena, Prevail and Attends.
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Study: Sling Surgery Outshines Pelvic Floor Therapy in SUI Trial

by Chelsea Wardach September 24, 2013 2 min read

Pelvic floor therapy, such as kegel exercises, has been regarded as the first line of treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Surgery is often the last resort when all other treatment options have been explored. However, findings from a new Dutch study have shown that sling surgery offered better results for women with stress incontinence.
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Stress Incontinence vs. Urge Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach September 19, 2013 2 min read

Out of the six types of urinary incontinence, stress incontinence and urge incontinence are the most common. Read on to find out the distinct differences of the two.
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How to Find Your Kegel Muscles

by Chelsea Wardach September 10, 2013 2 min read

Pelvic floor exercises are often recommended as the first line of treatment for stress incontinence. The exercises, also known as kegels, are designed to strengthen the pelvic floor. Your kegel muscles, or pubococcygeus (PC) muscles, provide support for bladder, uterus, and bowel; if they’re weakened, you may have trouble controlling your bladder or bowel.
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Treating Incontinence After Pregnancy

by Chelsea Wardach July 23, 2013 2 min read

With all the talk of Kate Middleton and the royal baby (it’s a boy!), I thought it’d be appropriate to revisit the topic of incontinence after giving birth.

As many as 70% of women will experience bladder leakage, or stress incontinence, during or after pregnancy. You may unexpectedly leak urine while sneezing, laughing, coughing, exercising, or doing anything that puts pressure onto your bladder.

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CrossFit Asks, “Do You Pee During Workouts?”

by Chelsea Wardach July 09, 2013 2 min read

It’s been three weeks since CrossFit released their video, “Do You Pee During Workouts”, and controversy is still brewing.

In the video, several women at the Central East Regional are asked this simple question. The verdict? A resounding yes, and apparently it’s a sign of empowerment. What’s more, a CrossFitter, who also happens to be a gynecologist stated that, in her professional opinion, “it’s okay to pee” while exercising.

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The History of Kegels

by Chelsea Wardach May 28, 2013 2 min read

If you’re experiencing bladder control problems, you may have been told to “do your kegels” without getting any explanation on how to do them or exactly what they are.

Kegels are exercises that help strengthen the pelvic floor, which supports the bladder and bowel. If the pelvic floor is damaged or weakened, you might start experiencing fecal or urinary incontinence.

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JAMA Study: Effectiveness of POP Surgery May Decrease Over Years

by Chelsea Wardach May 21, 2013 2 min read

Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the vagina and uterus, fall down or slip out of place. This is caused by the weakening of connective tissues, muscles, and ligaments.

Every year, more than 225,000 women will undergo a type of surgery called an abdominal sacrocolpopexy to fix this “falling out” problem.

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How to Prevent Diaper Leaks with Booster Pads

by Chelsea Wardach May 14, 2013 1 min read

If you’ve ever experienced a leaky diaper, you know how frustrating and embarrassing that can be. Your clothes get wet, your bed sheets become stained, and your laundry just piles up.

A great way to prevent leaky diapers (besides wearing the right size and type) is to use a booster pad.

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