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Incontinence & Overactive Bladder Health Center

News and Features Related to Incontinence & Overactive Bladder

  1. New Fecal Incontinence Treatment Approved by FDA

    Dec. 18, 2015 -- A system to treat people who can't control their bowel movements (fecal incontinence) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fecal incontinence is a common but underreported problem, especially among older adults the FDA said. A common cause is damage to the mus

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  2. Herbal Remedies for Overactive Bladder

    If you’re curious about herbal remedies for overactive bladder, you’re hardly alone. The CDC says about 75% of people with the condition have turned to a complementary treatment at some point. Why do people go natural? Because their medical treatments don’t work, or they may have unpleasant side eff

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  3. At Work With Urinary Incontinence

    Carry on! Incontinence doesn't have to interrupt your work life. Simple steps make a difference. Try to keep you bladder empty. If it's full, it is more likely to leak. Drink no more than 3 or 4 glasses of liquids at work, and limit caffeine, which makes your body produce more urine. "You can go a l

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  4. 6 Diet Changes to Help You Handle Urinary Incontinence

    What you eat and drink can spare you some trips to the bathroom. Start with these six simple diet changes. "If you don't drink enough water, you can get dehydrated," says Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, assistant professor of urology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. "But if you have incontinence

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  5. Tips to Help You Manage Urinary Incontinence

    A leaky bladder doesn't have to be a big deal. There are plenty of simple solutions you can try right away to curb your urinary incontinence. It may be a little bit awkward to discuss with your doctor, but asking for help can often make things better. "Doctors can always help someone deal with this,

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  6. The Emotional Side of Incontinence

    Incontinence is different from just needing to go to the bathroom. It's a sensitive issue that can cause a range of feelings. It's not a normal part of aging or something you have to just live with. And it can happen to anyone, both men and women, though it is not as common in men.      There are st

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  7. Sex, Exercise, and Stress Incontinence

    Stress incontinence refers to when you leak urine during movement that puts pressure on your bladder. It can happen when you least want it -- like in the middle of a workout or during a romantic evening. But you can take steps to prevent it from happening again. "The problem, whether [it] occurs dur

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  8. 8 Ways to Tame Bladder Control Problems

    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

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  9. Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although Botox has long been used to smooth aging skin, new research finds that the muscle relaxant is also a useful treatment for urinary incontinence. With the condition, an overactive bladder contracts too often or without

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  10. Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but

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