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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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Depend Products Among Nielsen’s Breakthrough Winners 2014

by Chelsea Wardach July 31, 2014 2 min read

Since 2011, global data company Nielsen releases a list of innovative products that aim to “fill an unmet consumer need.” This year’s Breakthrough Innovation winners include Depend’s Silhouette Brief for Women and Real Fit Briefs for Men.
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Drop Your Pants for Incontinence Awareness

by Chelsea Wardach July 29, 2014 2 min read

Depend wants you to drop your pants.

Yes, you read that right. The “Drop Your Pants for Underwareness” campaign is Kimberly-Clark’s latest push to reduce stigma associated with incontinence and wearing adult briefs and underwear.

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Study: Female Triathletes at Risk for Pelvic Disorders

by Chelsea Wardach July 24, 2014 1 min read

A new study has found that 1 in 3 female triathletes suffer from pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence.

Researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS) surveyed 311 (median age range of 35-44) who participated in triathlete groups. Eighty two percent of these women were currently training for a triathlon.

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Chicago Company Limits Employee Bathroom Breaks to Six Minutes

by Chelsea Wardach July 22, 2014 1 min read

Last week, an unusual story came out of New York, where a Chicago-based hardware company reportedly limits employees to a 6-minute bathroom break each day in attempts to increase worker productivity.
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What You Need to Know about Functional Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach July 03, 2014 2 min read

There are several type of urinary incontinences. We’ve talked extensively about stress incontinence and urge incontinence, however there is one type of incontinence you may not know much about: functional incontinence.
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CDC Reports More Than Half of Older Americans Experience Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach June 26, 2014 2 min read

More than 50 percent of noninstitutionalized adults aged 65 and over suffer from incontinence, according to a new CDC report.

Data was taken from various surveys, including the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF).

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Raising Incontinence Awareness During Bladder Diary Day 2014

by Chelsea Wardach June 24, 2014 1 min read

The theme of this year’s World Continence Week (June 23 – 29) is “Bladder Diary Day”.

The International Continence Society (ICS) is asking the public to fill out a 24-hour bladder diary to determine what is “normal” bladder behavior. These diaries will be a part of “the biggest study in the history of the International Continence Society”.

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Get Back Into the Water with SOSecure Briefs

by Chelsea Wardach June 17, 2014 1 min read

Summer is finally here! It’s time to hit up the beaches and sit by the pool. But what do you if you suffer from incontinence? The answer: SoSecure Swim Briefs.

These unique swim briefs are designed to help you get back into the water so you don’t have to miss out on swimming. The SoSecure Swim Briefs are originally intended for people with fecal incontinence, but can also be used for urinary incontinence.

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How to Be Discreet While Wearing Adult Diapers

by Chelsea Wardach June 05, 2014 2 min read

“I’m new to wearing incontinence protection. I was wondering how I can wear adult diapers without anyone knowing. Have any tips?”

Contrary to disbelief, wearing adult diapers in public without anyone knowing is possible. Incontinence briefs nowadays are designed with less bulk yet still remain effective in protecting you from leaks.

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Road Tripping with Incontinence is Possible!

by Chelsea Wardach June 03, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence and road trips are generally not a good mix. Sudden urges, a lack of bathrooms, and diaper leaks all can prevent you from hitting the road. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With preparation and the right supplies, road trips while managing incontinence can be stress-free. Follow the tips below to help control your flow.
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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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