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  1. At the Gym With Incontinence

    You're toiling on the treadmill, Stairmaster, or recumbent bicycle -- and the accident happens: a little urinary incontinence. Small leaks can occur whether you're a teen or a woman in her 20s and upward. Often incontinence starts after childbirth or as the result of athletic injuries. Some men have

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  2. On Vacation With Incontinence

    A shopping spree in Milan, a hike in Ecuador, an island-hopping cruise. On vacation, you can escape most everyday hassles -- except incontinence. At every turn, it's unfamiliar territory. If you have an accident, what can you do? "Everyone who has incontinence has developed some coping strategies,"

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  3. Oops, I Leaked: Tales of Incontinence

    "I'm more sensitive now to women when they say they've 'gotta go,'" says 51-year-old professional speaker, author, and prostate cancer survivor Chuck Gallagher. The Greenville, S.C., resident experienced mild incontinence for six weeks following his laparoscopic surgery. "Guys don't want to talk abo

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  4. Mind Over Bladder May Lessen Leaks

    May 8, 2009 -- Maybe there’s something to the notion of mind over matter -- or in this case mind over bladder. The mind may offer a new path to better bladder control and a way to sidestep some of the embarrassing side effects of an overactive bladder, a new study suggests. Doctors at Loyola Univers

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  5. Muscle Cells Cut Urinary Incontinence

    April 26, 2009 -- Muscle cells taken from patients' own thighs can help reduce their treatment-resistant stress urinary incontinence. It isn't a joke when, due to stress urinary incontinence, laughing or coughing makes your bladder uncontrollably leak urine. Most patients get help from exercises, be

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  6. Hope for Overactive Bladder Problems

    Lou Dunn is one of those women who's always on the go. The Pittsburgh mother and wife runs her own calligraphy business and usually has energy to burn. But for years, her active schedule was hampered by a serious downside. Nature called way too often. Like millions of others, Dunn suffers from overa

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  7. 8 Ways to Tame Bladder Control Problems

    When friends get together and talk turns to their medical issues, you can bet there’s one issue they’ll ignore: bladder control problems. As many as 33 million people may have bladder control problems. A good number of them may avoid the problem so much that they don't seek help. “It causes a great

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  8. FDA OKs First Overactive Bladder Gel

    Jan. 28, 2009 -- The FDA has approved Gelnique, the first and only topical gel to treat overactive bladder. Watson Pharmaceuticals, which makes Gelnique, announced the approval in a news release. Gelnique's active ingredient, oxybutynin, isn't new; it's an antispasmodic agent that's already availabl

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  9. Weight Loss May Reduce Incontinence

    Jan, 27, 2009 -- For obese and overweight women, losing weight can dramatically reduce episodes of incontinence, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study participants included 338 women, all overweight or obese, who leaked urine at least 10 times in a week. The wo

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  10. At Events With Incontinence

    A lecture hall, the theater, a ballgame: if the setting is crowded, incontinence is a hassle. Many people avoid those events. Others get crafty in devising their exit plans. "People can be very strategic," says Roger Dmochowski, MD, a urologist and director of the Vanderbilt Continence Center in Nas

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