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Losing Weight May Ease Incontinence
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Losing Weight May Ease Incontinence

Postmenopausal women who lose excess weight and retain muscle strength may be able to prevent or control stress urinary incontinence, research shows.

By HealthAfter50

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Stress Incontinence vs. Urge Incontinence: How to Deal

There are multiple types of incontinence, and I have discussed them on my SharePost blog previously. What happens when you have been diagnosed with stress incontinence and have undergone surgery and you are still wet? Stress incontinence is tradition...

By Jennifer Sobol, D.O.
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Dating and Intimacy Concerns with Urinary Incontinence

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, I thought I would address an issue a very dear patient of mine recently raised; how do you date and meet someone new when you have incontinence? She is recently single and ready to hit the dating scene after a ...

By Jennifer Sobol, D.O.
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Urologist or Urogynecologist? Here's the Difference.

Patient Question: What is the difference between a urologist and a urogynecologist? Answer: That is a very good question, and I get asked that frequently. The truth is that the basic fields are quite different, but as the fields get more specialized, ...

By Jennifer Sobol, D.O.
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Learn All About Your Pelvic Floor and Diaphragm

I want to look closely at the relationship between our diaphragm and our pelvic floor. The diaphragm is the ceiling of our pelvis and abdomen, while our pelvic floor is just that…the floor of our pelvis and abdomen. Both of these structures are muscu...

By Tasha Mulligan
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A Surprising New Treatment Option for Incontinence

Estrogen is a natural hormone in the female body. As we age, we all experience a gradual loss of estrogen and the rate at which we lose estrogen increases as we reach our menopause years. One of the roles that estrogen plays in our bodies is to help ...

By Tasha Mulligan
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Enlarged Prostate and Male Fertility: What You Need to Know

Men wishing to be fertile or improve their fertility for success in conceiving with a female partner are being warned of an increasingly wider array of behaviors and practices to avoid. Much of this was brought to readers’ attention in a recent issue ...

By Nancy Muller
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Sensitive Skin Solutions When You Have a Leaky Bladder

Sensitive skin appears to be far more prevalent than many people suspect. A study published in 2011 in the International Journal of Dermatology, based on a telephone survey of a representative sample of the U.S. population involving 994 Americans (49...

By Nancy Muller
Man in bathroom at night.
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Could Your Nightly Bathroom Trips Be a Sign You Have High Blood Pressure?

A new study found that those who have to pee in the middle of the night may want to get their blood pressure checked. Here’s what you need to know.

By Lara DeSanto
Senior woman drinking coffee with her caregiver.
Caregiving

How to Help a Loved One Maintain Dignity With Incontinence

If you care for an aging parent or spouse, it can be difficult to talk about incontinence. But finding the right products and asking a medical-equipment professional to help can ease the burden for them and for you.

By The Candid Caregiver
Middle age woman having a hot flash from menopause.
Medication

Incontinence Drug Can Relieve Menopause-Related Hot Flashes

Researchers have found that the urinary incontinence medication oxybutynin can reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes in menopausal women who aren't able to take hormone replacement therapy.

By Diane Domina