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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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Men And Incontinence

Men And Incontinence

November 12, 2015


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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Foods And Beverages That Increase The Effects Of Incontinence

Foods And Beverages That Increase The Effects Of Incontinence

September 12, 2015

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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Incontinence Due To Damage

Incontinence Due To Damage

July 12, 2015

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The Female Urinary System:

The Female Urinary System:

July 05, 2015

The Kidneys start the process by cleaning our blood and removing waste, this becomes urine and flows from the kidney down the ureters into the bladder. The bladder holds the urine until the brain tells us it’s time to let the sphincter release the urethra and let the urine out. This is called “voiding the bladder” or in more common terms “peeing”. 

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STRESS INCONTINENCE CONTINUED...

STRESS INCONTINENCE CONTINUED...

June 25, 2015

During your physical examination, your doctor will be checking for signs of conditions causing incontinence such as a treatable blockage from pelvic or bowl growths, a prolapse or weak pelvic floor. He or she may run several tests to determine what kind of incontinence you are suffering from. 

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STRESS INCONTINENCE

STRESS INCONTINENCE

June 12, 2015

The English word “Incontinence” comes from a Latin word continentem (nom. continens) that mean to “to hold together” while incontinentem (nom. Incontinens) means "not holding together". Our English word incontinence was probably first used around the late 1820’s.

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The Reasons For Incontinence Are Many And Varied

The Reasons For Incontinence Are Many And Varied

May 25, 2015

The reasons for incontinence are many and varied. Sometimes women may develop temporary urinary incontinence due to changes in the strength of the muscles supporting the bladder due to pregnancy and child birth. In cases like this simple exercises are all that are needed to correct the problem.

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MS And Incontinence Continued.

MS And Incontinence Continued.

May 15, 2015

I talked about the definition of MS in my earlier blog and promised to discuss ongoing MS research and some of the early findings. The topic is so large it will have to be a series of blogs. 

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