It's estimated that about half of all women are affected by stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In some cases, pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegels, can help. In more severe cases, or when the exercises just don't cut it, your doctor may recommend a "simple" surgery to support your urethra with a sling made of synthetic mesh or your own tissue.... Read more
I was recently asked about "weak bladders", so I thought I'd write about the two most common types of incontinence, and explain a bit about whether or not a bladder can actually be "weak". The two types of incontinence that people experience most frequently are stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and urge incontinence.
The most common type... Read more
I have a dear friend who always finds the perfect greeting card. This year, her "happy holidays" card to me - which had nothing to do with the holidays at all, and was really more of an every day card - talked about how when you see someone yawn it makes you want to yawn, and yet, some people have trouble peeing when others are already peeing. It... Read more
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. It has been enjoyable and emotionally healing to spend time with family following the loss of my brother. The holidays have also brought much joy with two new babies in the family! However, I must admit that I'm looking forward to the fresh start of the new year, and the return of some semblance of... Read more
This week Reuters reported that Kimberly-Clark, the makers of the well-known Depend line of absorbent products, will begin offering new products in March. This will be the first time that the Depend line will feature separate products for women and men - six styles for women and two for men. The gender-specific designs are said to increase... Read more