Incontinence can happen to anyone, and many ordinary people can find it inspiring to learn how celebrities are owning and treating their incontinence. After all, one in three people can experience incontinence at some point in their lives. We have done a roundup of celebrities with incontinence before, and it was a very popular blog post. So we’re following up with another list of celebrities who have experienced or are still experiencing urinary incontinence. Since many men and women remain quiet about their bladder leakage from a combination of fear, shame, or lack of knowledge, these celebrities perform an important function by owning their incontinence in public, and proving that you don’t need to stay sidelined if you have bladder leakage. Continue reading
If we suffer from incontinence, we often think that it’s simply a fact of life because we’re growing older. Perhaps we’re too embarrassed to tell our doctor about it. The truth is that we need to see our doctor about our incontinence, because most incontinence is curable and avoidable, but some types of incontinence have underlying neurological causes that can have serious consequences if they aren’t addressed. Continue reading
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
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
- 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
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
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
It’s estimated that as many as 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, about 160,000 of which go on to have surgery to treat the condition. And while surgery is often effective – and accompanied by a five-year survival rate of 99 percent – no procedure, let alone prostate surgery, is without its side effects. Perhaps the most common long-term side effect from prostate surgery is incontinence.
Although regarded as a medical problem associated with old age, incontinence does affect people in their twenties. In addition to physically dealing with incontinence, young adults often carry feelings of shame and embarrassment due to bladder control issues. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding incontinence (as well as its reputation for happening only to elderly people) frequently prevents younger people from enjoying the active, social life they should be experiencing at what is the most exciting and adventurous time of their lives.
The US National Library of Medicine offers the definition of urinary incontinence as the inability to keep urine from leaking out of urethra. It can occur from time to time, or regularly. If you experience urge incontinence, it is also called an “overactive bladder.” While there are medications and formal treatments on the market, many people who suffer from incontinence wonder if there is anything that can be done at home to lessen the symptoms and severity of the ailment. Continue reading