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  1. Female Urinary Incontinence: Nonsurgical Treatment

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pel

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  2. Exercise May Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity might reduce a man's chances of having to get up more than once a night to urinate, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of nocturia (getting u

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  3. 6 Diet Changes to Help You Control Urinary Incontinence

    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

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  4. Sex, Exercise, and Stress Incontinence

    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. “The problem, whether [it] occurs duri

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  5. Tips to Help You Manage Urinary Incontinence

    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

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  6. At Work With Incontinence

    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. Many workers

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  7. Incontinence and Your Emotions

    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

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  8. Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 percent of older Americans struggle with incontinence, a new government report released Wednesday shows. "We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and abo

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  9. Living With Overactive Bladder

    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

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  10. Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removal of vaginal mesh -- a device implanted to help support a woman's pelvic organs -- won't necessarily improve side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from a pair of new

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