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Some degree of urinary incontinence is common among pregnant women, with almost all women experiencing it at some point during their pregnancy. In many cases, the incontinence is mild and occurs infrequently. For some pregnant women, though, incontinence can be more severe. Research indicates that a large percentage of women with urinary incontinence report having
Urinary incontinence (UI) can be very embarrassing to those affected by this condition, affecting their overall quality of life. Urinary incontinence refers to accidental urine leaks. While UI affects more women than men, it is still common among men, especially older men. An estimated 31 percent of men 65 and older experience some form of
Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects people of all ages, although it tends to occur more frequently as we age. More women than men experience urinary incontinence. It has been estimated that up to 1/3 of women may experience urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This can range from
Stress incontinence is treatable. The first line of available stress incontinence treatment includes non-invasive lifestyle changes, exercises, and behavioural therapies. If first-line treatments do not improve your symptoms, other treatments are available. These may include medication, assistive devices, and surgery. In some cases, stress incontinence is caused by another health condition, such as a urinary
Incontinence refers to any accidental loss of urine. There are several forms of incontinence; however, in this article, we answer the question “What is stress incontinence?” Stress incontinence occurs when a certain action or movement causes a urinary leak. In this case, “stress” refers to physical stress. Actions such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, and
Kegel exercises involve contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles in order to strengthen them. The pelvis is the area between your hips, and the pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissues located at the bottom of your pelvis. Once you learn how to identify your pelvic floor muscles, it is easy to
An overactive bladder (or OAB) is a form of urinary incontinence that occurs when a person has a sudden and involuntary contraction in their bladder, causing an uncontrollable need to urinate. Overactive bladder (OAB) can take a toll on your life. You might feel worried about having an “accident,” and avoid hobbies, social activities, and
Nocturia, also known as nocturnal polyuria, is a medical condition characterized by the need to urinate multiple times during the night. People with severe nocturia wake up more than 2-3 times a night to urinate. Many people can go between six and eight hours of sleep without urinating. This is because the body produces less urine
Urge incontinence is a common condition that is associated with a powerful need to urinate that results in an involuntary urine leak. It is also referred to as “overactive” or “spasmodic” bladder. Strong muscles called sphincters control the release of urine from the bladder. The urinary sphincter regulates the flow of urine from the bladder