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Incontinence as a Symptom of Strokes

Most stroke victims suffer from urinary incontinence after their incidence. However, only about 15% will have lasting incontinence one year after suffering from the stroke.

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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

lower back pain and incontinence

Back pain is already frustrating enough, and when you add incontinence on top of that, your quality of life can be interrupted. See exactly what contributes to lower 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 101

The pelvic floor muscles hold all of the pelvic organs safely in place, like a hammock supports the person laying on it. Although most people can agree that the pelvic floor is an important component of women's health, something that is often ignored is how important pelvic floor muscle training can be in men's health.

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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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Hormone Therapy & Urinary Health for Transgender Individuals

Embarking on the journey of transition can be a very exciting time for a transgender individual. Finally being able to match their outward appearance to their gender identity can do wonders for their mental health and confidence. Hormone therapy is a common first step in the transition process, but there is very little education on how hormone therapy can affect the urinary tract. There are things that can be done to manage the changes that will come with hormone therapy and other transitional processes, and that is what I will work to outline today.

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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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Incontinence in Middle-Aged Women: A Scorecard

An overwhelming 72% of the women polled have experienced incontinence, which includes bladder leakage as well as a total loss of bladder control. The results also indicated a clear lack of education and available resources to women as they navigate these changes to their body without help or direction from their healthcare provider.

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