When you think of incontinence, you generally think of those times where you are completely unable to hold our urine, and thoroughly wet yourself. Many people don’t necessarily think of a slight leakage when it comes to incontinence. The times when you have a suddenly urgency to urinate and can’t hold it is known as “urge incontinence.” But when you leak a little urine, it may be due to what is called “stress incontinence.” Continue reading
Between attending numerous holiday parties and gatherings, not to mention taking time out to spend with friends and family, the holiday season has the tendency to be rather disruptive to one’s everyday routine. But the holidays have the potential to be even more disruptive and challenging to those who experience urinary incontinence.
However, just because you experience incontinence doesn’t mean you should be prevented from doing the things that you enjoy doing, whether it’s around the holidays, or any other time of year. But as the holidays are fast approaching, here’s a look at 5 tips to manage incontinence this holiday season.
It’s no secret that smoking is associated with a variety of health issues, such as an increased risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what many people don’t realize is that smoking impacts other areas of the body aside from the heart and lungs. Yes, smoking can also have an impact on your bladder, as it’s estimated that smokers are three times more likely to experience incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, than non-smokers.
Specifically, the most common type of incontinence experienced by smokers is stress incontinence. This article will take a closer look at the link between smoking and urinary incontinence. Continue reading
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
Despite being experienced by roughly 25 million Americans, incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, can be a difficult condition to live with. For starters, it can be difficult for people experiencing incontinence to talk to someone about their issues and get the necessary help – or treatment – that they need to manage or completely eliminate symptoms.
Often times, however, those experiencing incontinence don’t even need to seek medical attention – they just need to adjust their lifestyle to kick the symptoms completely. With that being said, here’s a look at some simple lifestyle remedies and techniques that you never knew could help with incontinence. News flash – they can! Continue reading
If you’re having difficulty dealing with the symptoms of urinary incontinence, numerous treatment options are available that can help. If you would prefer to stay away from medications or surgery, there are a number of natural incontinence remedies available that can make it possible to control the symptoms of this condition. Here are a few for you to try:
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
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
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