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.
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. Read More
“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.
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. Read More
“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?
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. Read More
“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.
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. Read More
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
“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.
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. Read More
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. Read More