Often, it can seem that incontinence is related to eating or drinking too much: If you have too much water before bed, you'll experience incontinence overnight. If you eat too many spicy foods, you can suffer urinary leakage. However, in some cases, getting too little of something can also lead to incontinence. Specifically, not getting enough of certain vitamins can impact urinary leakage. Here’s how to tell whether a vitamin deficiency is impacting your symptoms. Continue reading
Posted October 30, 2014
Posted October 22, 2014
If you have incontinence, you may also experience lower back pain. Researchers have uncovered a link between the two conditions, particularly for women experiencing incontinence. Treating one of these conditions usually has an impact on the other. Learn about the relationship between pain in the back muscles and incontinence, so that you can seek effective treatment. Continue reading
Posted October 15, 2014
If you're suffering from incontinence, you're likely to think of it as being inconvenient and embarrassing, but we also need to think in terms of our health. Having urine trapped against the skin can create many problems, including skin irritation and infection. This is why incontinence hygiene is important, whether you face incontinence, or whether you care for a loved one who is afflicted with incontinence. Continue reading
Posted October 8, 2014
If you have urinary incontinence, you don't have to resign yourself to suffering through it for the rest of your life. Instead, yoga can help you manage and improve your symptoms with its combination of pelvic floor-strengthening poses and its relaxation aspects. Try these yoga techniques to see if they help you:
Similar to Kegel exercises, many yoga poses help you gain strength in your pelvic floor muscles, which can help incontinence symptoms. A Yoga Journal article explains that yoga can actually strengthen more muscles within the pelvic floor than Kegel exercises can. Also, the article notes that relaxing the pelvic floor is necessary along with strengthening it, and yoga poses can provide both components.
Try these yoga exercises to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor muscles: Continue reading
Posted October 1, 2014
Urinary incontinence can happen to men or women at any time, and there are many everyday habits than can make this already unpleasant experience worse. By knowing what incontinence symptoms might be affecting your bladder, you can make positive lifestyle changes to help. Together with incontinence underwear or incontinence panties, the tips here can aid you in living a healthy and active life.
Posted September 24, 2014
By the time we're thirty, we figure we have everything wired. We're past being young, and we're healthy and capable of handling most everything. One question is, however, when were we supposed to be dealing with incontinence?
Believe it or not somewhere around 30 percent of women and 10 percent of men suffer from incontinence. Those numbers go up as we age, but the good news is that now more than ever, dealing with incontinence is easy. Continue reading
Posted September 11, 2014Prostate cancer can be a life-changing diagnosis, but it doesn't have to keep you from leading a life of enjoyment.
- In response to prostate cancer diagnosis, it’s critical to take a step back, take a few deep breaths, and try to approach the situation calmly and logically.
- Don’t let anyone rush you. There’s ALWAYS time to evaluate the medical options and get a second opinion from another medical expert who ideally is not affiliated with the same practice as the physician who provided the initial diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Continue reading
Posted September 10, 2014
One of the biggest concerns facing aging adults is the loss of bladder control. While there are solutions available, such as incontinence briefs or incontinence panties, some individuals are too embarrassed to wear them. Fortunately, hypnosis is being suggested as a more permanent solution to allow those who experience incontinence to maintain their livelihood as they age.
What Causes Incontinence
Incontinence can be caused by stress and other factors but in the young, it's usually the result of a weak pelvic floor muscle. In the elderly, urge incontinence is caused by a lack of control of the bladder, which results in a compete emptying of the organ. This is a part of aging with which nearly everyone must deal. Fortunately, there are many people who have been helped with this condition through the use of hypnosis. Continue reading
Posted September 3, 2014
It's common for women to experience incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, during pregnancy. This is due to the added stress that is being applied on their bladder. But after pregnancy - notably if the child is delivered vaginally - such incontinence issues have a tendency to persist due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. Incontinence after pregnancy can also persist due to the following conditions:
- Nerve damage around the bladder.
- Shifting or movement of the urethra or bladder during pregnancy.
- An episiotomy, or incision in the pelvic floor muscle during delivery to allow the baby to exit easier.
However, it's worth noting that while urinary incontinence can persist for several weeks to months following childbirth, it's often something that women outgrow over time as the body heals. To accelerate the recovery process and kick incontinence symptoms, there are several things women can do. Here's a look: Continue reading
Posted August 27, 2014
If you're young, you generally don't think of incontinence in younger adults. Most of the time when talking about incontinence, we hear about incontinence in children or in the elderly. And yet, 20 to 30 percent of young women and about a third of that in young men suffer from some sort of incontinence. If you've been diagnosed with incontinence, it's important to understand the differences in each type of incontinence. Continue reading