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Men and women can experience a variety of issues related to problems in what’s called the pelvic floor, the network of muscles and ligaments around the pelvis.
Fortunately, strengthening therapy can get these problems under control.
A urologist from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston explains how this works.
“Like physical therapy is helpful for a knee or shoulder in...
A lot of women experience stress urinary incontinence, those bladder leaks that can happen when a woman is coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.
It's the most common type of urinary incontinence in women, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Some first-line options are changing behaviors and doing pelvic floor exercises.
Pelvic floor exercises strengthen ...
If you struggle with urinary incontinence and worry that diet drinks may make matters worse, new research suggests they may not have a significant effect.
"This study is important in that it may guide clinicians counseling women with urinary incontinence to focus more on behavioral modifications, such as total volume intake, rather than on the type of beverage consumed," said
Weight-loss surgery can have many health benefits, and now a new study suggests that long-term relief from urinary incontinence is one of them.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem, and obesity is among the risk factors for it: Extra pounds put more pressure on the bladder and the muscles supporting it, which can cause urine to leak.
Because of that, weight loss is often en...
Menopause is famous for triggering hot flashes and mood swings, but one embarrassing side effect of a woman's drop in estrogen levels is lesser known — urinary urge incontinence.
Now, a new study suggests that a topical treatment called prasterone, applied via a vaginal suppository, can ease those symptoms.
Urinary incontinence can plague men as they age, but a new study suggests it may be more than just a bothersome condition and might actually be a harbinger of early death.
"This indicates the importance of assessing the general health, risk factors and major
Johnson & Johnson must pay $302 million to the state of California for deceptive marketing of pelvic mesh implants for women, an appeals court ruled on Monday.
However, that is $42 million less than the $344 million originally assessed in 2020.
For women with frequent urine leakage, a newer and simpler "sling" surgery works as well as the standard version, according to a new clinical trial.
The study involved women with stress urinary incontinence, w...
Everyone has had a case of the squirms at some point in their life, fighting the need to urinate as a full bladder presses them to let it all go.
But for some, that need occurs far too often. Or, even worse, they go accidentally when they sneeze or laugh.
"Incontinence has been shown in multiple validated studies to severely affect someone's quality of life," said Dr. Konstantin Wal...
A new study confirms what many older women already know: Bladder problems in women worsen with age.
The researchers found that postmenopausal women between 45 and 54 years of age are more likely to have overactive bladder syndrome, and that obesity and multiple ...
If you pee a little when you laugh, dance, exercise or sneeze, you may have stress urinary incontinence.
While this can be annoying, it can be treated -- and even some small lifestyle changes can make a big difference, according to the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association.
It might help to lose weight or to stop smoking, which will ...
Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say.
In an earlier survey, more than a third of men with spinal cord injury said bowel and bladder problems had the most significant effect on their lives after their injury.
Millions of women are plagued by the daily disruptions of urinary incontinence, and new research suggests it might also be harming their mental health.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from 10,000 adult women who took part in a Portuguese Health Ministry survey conducted every five years. Overall, one in 10 reported having urinary incontinence, but the rate was four in 10 among wo...
Women who try to hold their pee during the day might want to rethink that strategy.
It's time to "get up and go," according to the Urology Care Foundation, which is encouraging women to be proactive about their urological health.
That, of course, means get up and go to the bathroom if you need to. But the foundation also suggests a number of activities a woman can get up and go...
Women face no increased risk of pelvic cancer -- tumors of the bladder, cervix and ovaries -- if they have surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a new study finds.
Concerns about possible complications and safety issues related to use of surgical mesh -- particularly for a condition called pelvic organ prolapse, and also for SUI -- have made some patients reluctant to have m...
Many women with pelvic organ prolapse may get lasting relief from a treatment that's been around for a few thousand years, a new study suggests.
With pelvic organ prolapse (POP), weakened muscles and supporting tissue in the pelvis allow one or more organs -- including the uterus, bladder or rectum -- to protrude into the vagina.
Often, women with the condition do not have symptoms ...
Nearly 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 deal with the indignities of urinary incontinence, but experts say no one has to suffer in silence.
Frequently considered an inevitable problem of aging, most women never even try to get treatment for the urinary leakage that they experience, said Dr. Christopher Hartman, chief of urology at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills in New York City.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the sale of all pelvic mesh products.
The surgical mesh is typically used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and incontinence, but reported side effects have included permanent incontinence, severe discomfort and an inability to have sex.
"In order for these mesh devices to stay on the market, we determin...
For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds.
In an analysis of 84 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, women were better off with behavioral approaches to easing urinary incontinence than relying on medication.
Study patients were over five times more likely to see the...