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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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