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Half of Older Women Suffer Incontinence, Many Don't Tell Their Doc

Posted 1 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 – Nearly half of older American women have urinary incontinence, but many have not talked to a doctor about it, a new national poll shows. More than 1,000 women, aged 50 to 80, were asked questions about their bladder control. The poll found that 43 percent of those in their 50s and 60s had urinary incontinence. That percentage jumped to 51 percent among those over 65. But ...

Health Tip: Understanding Urinary Incontinence

Posted 6 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, a common concern for people as they get older. Millions of adults in the United States have urinary incontinence, more often women than men. Treatment varies based on the problem's severity, and ranges from simple exercises and bladder training to use of medication, a medical device or surgery. Common causes for the problem include: In ...

Spine Stimulation May Help Paralyzed Patients Regain Bladder Control

Posted 22 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 – Many people with spinal cord injuries suffer the loss of bladder control, but a small new study shows that stimulation of the lower spine might help them regain some of that control. The study included five male patients. For four months, they received 15 minutes a week of noninvasive, painless lower spinal cord stimulation conducted through the skin using a magnetic ...

New Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence Screenings

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 – New guidelines now recommend yearly urinary incontinence screening for all women. But some experts say such screening needs to be introduced with caution. Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) affects about 51 percent of women and can harm their physical, functional and social well-being, according to the American College of Physicians. But many women are ...

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says

Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 – Despite their growing popularity, there's no evidence that so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures are either safe or effective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The procedures, which use lasers and other energy-based devices to remove or reshape vaginal tissue, claim to treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual ...

Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence

Posted 22 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 – Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66), and none practiced yoga before joining the study. "In spite of their age, the ...

Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – Men who are avid cyclists needn't worry that hours spent on the bike will translate into problems in the bedroom or bathroom, new research claims. Reportedly the largest study of its kind involving bikers, swimmers and runners, the findings buck prior reports that cycling could harm sexual or urinary function due to prolonged pressure on the buttocks and the perineum ...

Health Tip: Succeed in Toilet Training

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Potty training can be a difficult experience for parents and children, but with the right plan in place, it doesn't have to be. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions for implementing a successful potty-training plan: Give plenty of praise, affection and treats to encourage your child when he or she uses the potty. Even if the child has an accident, be positive and ...

Health Tip: Identifying Common Bladder Problems in Women

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Women may have a variety of bladder problems as they age. But many don't seek help because they are embarrassed or believe their symptoms are a normal part of aging. Womenshealth.gov identifies these women's symptoms that may indicate a bladder problem: Needing to go to the bathroom eight or more times per day. Getting up to go to the bathroom at night. Having a strong urge and fearing you ...

Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder

Posted 17 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 – A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn't effective, experts say. The workout – called the abdominal hypopressive technique – (AHT) is a breathing and "posture-correcting" approach widely known and used in North America, South America and Europe, said a team of European researchers. With AHT, patients breathe in deeply ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Prostate Cancer

Posted 29 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. And black men are more likely to get the disease, and twice as likely to die from it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The slow-growing disease often shows few or no symptoms until it's too late. But if symptoms do emerge, they may include: Difficulty beginning urination. Weak or interrupted flow of urine. Frequent ...

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS

Posted 27 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 – Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China – one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did improve symptoms of stress incontinence – an involuntarily loss of urine, such as when a woman sneezes or coughs. But in a separate study, another team ...

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study

Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 – A drug linked to a raised risk of dementia is taken by millions of older Americans who have an overactive bladder, researchers say. More than one-quarter of patients with the urinary problem had been prescribed the drug oxybutynin (Ditropan), an international team of investigators found. Yet, "oxybutynin is a particularly poor drug for overactive bladder in elderly ...

Curbing Sleep Apnea Might Mean Fewer Night Trips to Bathroom

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 – Millions of Americans battle bothersome nighttime conditions, such as sleep apnea or the need to get up frequently to urinate. Now, new research suggests that treating the former condition with CPAP "mask" therapy might also help ease the latter. "This is the first study to show the true incidence of nocturia – peeing at night – in patients who suffer from obstructive ...

Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 26, 2017 – Lowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, a new study suggests. Most people over age 60, and many even younger, wake up to pee one or more times a night. This is called nocturia. This interruption of sleep can lead to problems such as stress, irritability or tiredness, which can affect quality of life. There are several ...

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