Bladder control problems aren’t something people like to talk about, but many people have them. Millions of U.S. adults have overactive bladder (OAB). And many of them also deal with incontinence -- the loss of bladder control that leads to leaking. “They might avoid participating in certain activit
Stress incontinence is when you leak urine during movement that puts pressure on your bladder. It can happen when you least want it -- like the middle of a workout or during a romantic evening. Here’s a look at what’s causing it and some tips to make it better.
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Millions of Americans, especially older women, men who had prostate surgery, and pregnant women, live with urinary incontinence. If you’re among them, you don’t just have to accept this condition. “Incontinence is more common as people get older, but it should never be viewed as a normal part of a
Lifestyle changes can sometimes ease your urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control. For example, many doctors suggest cutting certain foods and drinks from your diet. But everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. The best way to find out what foods trigge
No matter the type of incontinence you have, on-the-job solutions can help. “There are some great strategies to help manage it, to interfere as little as possible with work,” says Craig Comiter, MD, professor of urology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Here are a few to try.
It may be normal to have a rare sprint-to-the-bathroom emergency. Maybe after a long car ride or when you can't stop laughing at a funny story. But if you often leak or have an accident, it’s time to talk to your doctor. Incontinence can be embarrassing, but it's treatable. Female urinary incontine
You're sitting in a meeting when you have the sudden urge to pee. Immediately. Or you can't sleep because your bladder wakes you up. Maybe you've canceled plans because you don't always make it to the bathroom on time. And you're embarrassed to talk about it. No need to feel shame, says Maude Carmel
You may not be able to cure overactive bladder, but with the right tools and know-how, you can control it. Many people who have OAB don't realize there are things they can, and should, do differently.
The first and often biggest mistake a person with OAB makes is thinking they can't do anything abou
Overactive bladder is a physical issue, but it has an impact on the rest of your life as well. Few people want to sit around and chat about their need to rush to the bathroom, though. "A woman who's growing older sees men on television talking about erectile dysfunction, but not women sharing their
The thought of traveling to an exotic destination might sound enticing, but not when you know you'll be taking your overactive bladder along with you. The thought of frantically searching for a bathroom in an unfamiliar city might fill you with dread. But it is possible to travel successfully. Too o