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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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Dispelling Common Myths about Urinary Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach May 20, 2014 2 min read

Although urinary incontinence affects more than 25 million people in the United States, it isn’t a very popular subject to talk about. And because of this miscommunication, there are many misconceptions about the condition. Below, we dispel five of the most common myths about incontinence.
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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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Should I Choose an Adult Diaper Based on Brand?

by Chelsea Wardach May 06, 2014 2 min read

“I’m new to wearing adult diapers. There are so many brands available and I don’t know which one to pick. Is there a specific brand I should try?”

People who are new to wearing adult diapers may get overwhelmed by the vast options of incontinence products. Should you a buy store brand versus a name brand? Is Depends the best brand?

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Study Suggests Yoga Can Help Reduce Incontinence Symptoms

by Chelsea Wardach May 01, 2014 1 min read

For many people, yoga exercises help improve muscular pain and strength, as well as mental health and stress. A new study published from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) suggests that these mind-body exercises can also be used for treating urinary incontinence. The study was published in the journal Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstruction Surgery.
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Is Urinary Incontinence a Normal Part of Aging?

by Chelsea Wardach April 29, 2014 1 min read

“My elderly grandmother has been having trouble controlling her bladder. I don’t know what’s the problem. Is it because she’s getting old?”

As we grow old, we’re not as strong and active as we used to be. Walking takes a little longer. Putting on clothes gets a little harder. And our bladder may get a little weaker.

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Best Tips to Stay Active While Managing Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach April 24, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence can be a nuisance for people who lead busy lives. From work meetings to children’s sports games, life can get hectic, leaving you to constantly change your incontinence products on the go. In order to make this process easier, incorporate these tips into your daily routine.
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How to Choose the Perfect Incontinence Pad

by Chelsea Wardach April 22, 2014 2 min read

Incontinence pads are ideal for people with light incontinence. This means you don’t so much that you need an adult brief, but you leak just enough to need some light protection to keep dry. Incontinence pads are not one size fits all; in fact, they come in different lengths, widths, styles and absorbencies. One person may choose the Tena Pads, while another person may prefer the Tena Serenity Active Ultra pads.
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Do I Have Urinary Incontinence?

by Chelsea Wardach April 17, 2014 1 min read

“Lately I’ve been urinating frequently and sometimes I can’t make it to the bathroom in time. Do I have incontinence?”
 

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. The condition affects millions around the world, young and old. There are two main types of incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

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Products You Need to Protect Against Nighttime Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach April 15, 2014 2 min read

More than 26 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, and of those people, 2 percent are affected by nighttime incontinence, or adult bedwetting. This condition can be difficult to maintain, leading to frustrations with wet beds and skin infections. Read below to find out what essentials you need to protect against nighttime incontinence.
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Yes, Incontinence Underwear Can Be Stylish!

by Chelsea Wardach April 10, 2014 2 min read

Many people who suffer from urinary incontinence are often turned off by the sight of adult briefs and diapers. They may envision a white, bulky plastic brief that, frankly, isn’t very attractive. However, the incontinence underwear of today are actually less bulky and look more like normal underwear.
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