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How can you plan ahead if you live with urinary incontinence?

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A little foresight can lessen the stress of living with your condition.

For instance, if the stair-climbing machine at your gym makes you leak, try the bicycle instead. If you know you always shop longer than you plan to, consider one of the many urinary incontinence products, such as panty liners or pads.

Know where the bathrooms are when you are out and about, and try go as often as possible.

From: Living With Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable."

National Association for Continence: "Finding Help with Incontinence," "Treatment Options for Incontinence."

Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Amy Rosenman, MD, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

Halina Zyczynski, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; director, division of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh.

American Urogynecologic Society.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 02, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable."

National Association for Continence: "Finding Help with Incontinence," "Treatment Options for Incontinence."

Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Amy Rosenman, MD, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

Halina Zyczynski, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; director, division of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh.

American Urogynecologic Society.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 02, 2017

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