March 22, 2010 -- Not getting enough vitamin D may cause women problems in the bathroom as well as with their bones. A new study suggests vitamin D deficiency may contribute to pelvic floor disorders like urinary and fecal incontinence. “Higher vitamin D levels were associated with a decreased risk
By Jen Matlack We open up about four hush-hush conditions -- from peeing your pants to ridiculously heavy periods -- that millions of women are suffering from in silence. Maybe even you.
This is tough to admit, but here goes: I'm 39, and I pee myself on a regular basis. No kidding; it's true. Sinc
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
They may be family -- but having an incontinence accident while staying in another person's home can be awkward and embarrassing. How do you explain the wet sheets? How can you dispose of used incontinence pads? Is incontinence keeping you from visiting friends and family? "One of my patients was af
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,"
"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
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
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
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
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