Adult Incontinence

Male Incontinence

There are a variety of different reasons that men may be experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence. It is important to be aware that there will be different side effects due to the cause of the incontinence and the specific type of incontinence that is affecting the urinary system. 

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The Connection Between Incontinence & Menopause

Menopause is an inevitable part of life for women's health as they get older. We hear about a lot of the typical symptoms of menopause - mood changes, hot flashes, menstrual changes. However, one side effect that isn’t often addressed is urinary incontinence.

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How to Manage Lower Back Pain & Incontinence

Back pain is already frustrating enough. The tweaks, aches, and pains can be pretty demotivating and distracting as is, but what happens when you throw incontinence into the mix? Well, then along with back pain you may also experience urinary accidents. See exactly what contributes to low back pain and incontinence and how to make managing these symptoms easy.

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The Pelvic Floor & Urinary Incontinence

People often think incontinence symptoms are caused by loose pelvic floor muscles. However, this isn’t always the case. In the "Hollywood" media, we often hear that we want tight pelvic floor muscles to prevent things like pelvic organ prolapse and leakage, but "tight" isn’t really the right word.

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles located in the pelvis that control pelvic functions such as urination, bowel movements, and sexual function. When it comes to pelvic floor exercises, commonly referred to as kegel exercises, the focus is often on women. However, men's health can be greatly impacted by regular pelvic floor strengthening.

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women

Did you know that you can blend pelvic floor exercises, or kegels, into other exercises that you may already have in your exercise routine? It’s true! There are many exercises that can incorporate the pelvic floor. Because the pelvic floor muscles are similar to your abdominal muscles, you can even exercise them every day. However, it is important to note that your pelvic floor muscles can get sore, and it may not feel like typical soreness that you are familiar with. Pelvic floor soreness can feel like heaviness or pressure in the lower abdomen and genitals. 

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Incontinence Care: 5 Ways to Help Your Parent with Incontinence

When you're born, your parent is your lifeline. They feed you, burp you, change you; you're completely dependent on their care. Then, as you grow older, you become more and more autonomous and independent of your parents, and it's a very exciting time. Your parent is still the invincible lifeline that guided you through the beginning of your life, but then things start to change. Your parents grow older, and they begin to show signs of their increasing age. It can start as small things - needing reading glasses, forgetting where they put the remote, asking for a hand to get up out of a chair, etc. However, as your parent transitions into their older years, you may have to find a caregiver for them. You might even begin to become their primary caregiver, yourself. This is where things can start to become uncomfortable. In this new role, the child becomes the surrogate parent. However, some changes don't have to be as drastic as they initially seem. Discussing intimate subjects such as continence care can be intimidating. Trust us, we know. However, there are ways to receive help. If you keep these five factors at the front of your mind, you can set both you and your parent up for success.

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Bladder Problems in Women - 5 Tips to Boost Your Bladder Health

There are many cliches that women are told when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise regularly, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep. These are common types of phrases that people use to remember to keep their health in check. However, as women, there is often one important piece that is overlooked – the health of our bladder. Bladder problems are very common in women, and it isn't due to the estrogen.

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What No One Tells Women about Middle Age

As women approach midlife, they may have some idea about life changes that they may start to experience, including menopausal symptoms, mood swings, or bladder leakage. Talking about menopause with girlfriends is often commonplace. Joking about hot flashes and the temperature of the room is often the norm. Women will usually discuss their mood swings and even send memes to friends that make light of this issue. What no one seems to talk about is overactive bladder and incontinence.

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