Health A-Z: Urinary Incontinence

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What do you know about: Urinary Incontinence - Health Awareness

Urinary incontinence is a loss of control over urination. Here are a few treatment options: Kegel exercises can strengthen the muscles that surround the openingsĀ of the urethra, vagina, and rectum. Bladder retraining teaches you to… Read More

Types of Urinary Incontinence - Health A-Z

Many things can go wrong with the complex system that allows us to control urination. Incontinence is categorized by the type of problem and, to a lesser extent, by differences in symptoms. Stress incontinence… Read More
Urinary Incontinence: Description & Anatomy

Urinary Incontinence: Description & Anatomy - Health A-Z

In the United States, an estimated 18 million people have daily urinary incontinence, and another 34 million feel the need to urinate with increasing urgency and frequency but manage to avoid accidents. Because damage sustained during vaginal childbirth is… Read More

What is Overactive bladder (Urge Incontinence)? - Health A-Z

If you feel a strong urge to urinate even when your bladder isn't full, your incontinence might be related to overactive bladder, sometimes called urge incontinence. This condition occurs in both men and women and involves an overwhelming urge… Read More

What is Stress Incontinence? - Health A-Z

If urine leaks out when you jump, cough, or laugh, you may have stress incontinence. Any physical exertion that increases abdominal pressure also puts pressure on the bladder. The word "stress" actually refers to the physical strain associated with… Read More

Evaluating Urinary Incontinence - Health A-Z

Many people never tell a physician that they are incontinent, and that leads to prolonged and largely needless suffering. In 70% of cases, incontinence can be cured or significantly improved. The treatment of incontinence has advanced greatly and is… Read More
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