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Using Nutrition To Fight Off Incontinence

Using Nutrition To Fight Off Incontinence

December 08, 2016

Research indicates that diet modifications can be an effective conservative therapy for all three types of urinary incontinence. Believe it or not, what you put in your mouth really can affect the health and the behavior of your bladder, especially if you suffer from symptoms of urinary incontinence.

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Retraining Your Bladder

Retraining Your Bladder

November 18, 2016

Bladder retraining helps you to begin to hold more urine for longer time periods. It is very possible to re-train your bladder to gradually increase the time between each visit to the bathroom.

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Living With Incontinence

Living With Incontinence

October 20, 2016

Incontinence is really surprisingly common. It is estimated that one in four of us will have an incontinence issue or a problem with bladder control at some point one in 10 will have problems. This means that more people have incontinence than asthma diabetes and epilepsy combined. Millions of Americans have some form of bladder control issue, so you are in good company, it is more common than you think!

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Myths About Incontinence

Myths About Incontinence

October 06, 2016

MYTH: This is one of the most common myths about incontinence in existence. This is probably due to the many commercials showing elderly folks. Fact is, there are as many, if not MORE younger adults and even children who live with incontinence! The estimates of incontinent individuals in the United States alone are in the 3 million range. This does NOT account for those who are afraid to talk to their doctor and just “manage on their own” believing it is a natural part of aging, and who are unreported for other reasons. Incontinence is one of those topics that people are even afraid to tell their doctor about!

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Regain Bladder Control With Supplements

Regain Bladder Control With Supplements

September 15, 2016

Few people want to talk about incontinence, but according to the National Association for Continence, nearly 25 million Americans struggle with bladder control. Of those, 75 to 80% are women.

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Increased Incontinence Due To Food And Beverages

Increased Incontinence Due To Food And Beverages

July 08, 2016

For some people, incontinence is treatable and in many cases, it can be controllable.  The urge to go is often triggered by what we eat and drink. Today we will take a look at some of these culprits and expose them for the urge makers they are. If you have the overactive bladder form of incontinence indulging in these can spell disaster.

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The Use Of Kegel Exercises For Urinary Troubles

The Use Of Kegel Exercises For Urinary Troubles

June 10, 2016

Kegel exercises for women work for all kinds of urinary incontinence. They strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which are used to hold in urine. Kegels are done by repeatedly squeezing and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. Step-by-step instructions for doing Kegels are available from the Harvard Women’s Health Watch. If you have trouble doing Kegels, or they don’t seem to be working, a physical therapist can use techniques like biofeedback to help you find the right muscles to squeeze. Pelvic floor physical therapy can also improve posture, which helps keep pelvic floor muscles functioning properly.

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Incontinence And Biofeedback

Incontinence And Biofeedback

April 28, 2016

In earlier blogs I discussed several different types of incontinence. Today I want to talk about one way to help cure it, biofeedback. Biofeedback has been an accepted practice for many years in the pain management area. It has become part of retraining for UI, also.

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Urinary Incontinence And Exercises

Urinary Incontinence And Exercises

April 08, 2016

Anti-incontinence exercises are designed to strengthen and improve the pelvic floor muscles (the muscles that hold the bladder in place). These muscles are also called "levator ani" muscles. They are named levator muscles because they hold (elevate) the pelvic organs in their proper place. When the levator muscles weaken, the pelvic organs move out of their normal place (prolapse) and stress incontinence results. Physical therapy is usually the first step to treat stress incontinence caused by weakened pelvic muscles. If aggressive physical therapy does not work, surgery may be necessary.

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Men's Incontinence

Men's Incontinence

March 18, 2016

Normally when you have to urinate (for men and women) the nerve signals tell the muscles in the walls of the bladder to squeeze, this forces urine out of the bladder and into the urethra. At the same time that the bladder squeezes, the urethra relaxes. This allows urine to pass through the urethra and out of the body. This is how it should work anyway.

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Incontinence Caregiving How Tos

Incontinence Caregiving How Tos

February 15, 2016

Urinary incontinence, or involuntary leaking of urine, is a problem for at least 30% of people over age 60.  It is more common in woman than in men and can range from occasional dribbling to total loss of bladder control.  What can you do?

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5 Ways To Deal With Caregiver Stress

5 Ways To Deal With Caregiver Stress

November 25, 2015

 Almost a third of U.S. adults (29 percent) act as a caregiver for an ill, elderly or disabled relative, per the National Alliance for Caregiving. Of those, roughly 66 percent are female, many of them also caring for children at home. The role can take a serious toll on your health and well-being. There's of course the emotional strain, especially if you're caring for a relative with dementia or another illness that requires constant monitoring. Moreover, 17 percent of caregivers in an AARP report said that their own physical health had worsened from caregiving.

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