QUESTION: I’VE HEARD THAT IN EUROPE IT IS STANDARD FOR MOST WOMEN TO BEGIN PHYSICAL THERAPY TO STRENGTHEN THEIR PELVIC FLOOR AS SOON AS THEY HAVE GIVEN BIRTH.
March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month here in the US and we’re taking a moment to talk about MS and it’s effect on the bladder and bowel. WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) happens when the body’s immune system attacks the protective coating around the nerve fibers in the central nervous system (CNS), damaging […]
We often talk about incontinence as if it has already happened. In most cases, if you’re visiting this website, it probably has. But there are many things that you can do that can prevent incontinence from starting in the first place. Most of these things may also help you manage, or even eliminate symptoms of […]
Those with incontinence know that having it can be a lot of work. Just being prepared takes effort, and having an accident can create a laundry list (literally) of things you have to do. There are of course many standard things that you do to protect yourself. Wear protection, talk to your doctor, etc. But, […]
You may be shut up in your apartment, but that’s no excuse to forgo your workout. Apart from just keeping you healthy and in shape, a daily workout can be a huge mood booster and can help prevent you from feeling the lows of being isolated and stuck inside. There are lots of ways to […]
A new year brings new goals for all of us to reach. According to INC.com, the top three resolutions for Americans in 2020 are: actually completing their New Year’s resolutions, trying something new and eating healthier food. Other resolutions on the list include losing weight, getting healthier and being happier/having better mental health. Your list […]
We get this question all the time, and suspect that many people believe this, even though it’s not really true. Here are the facts
Answer: Yes! A prolapse occurs when a woman’s vaginal wall weakens and collapses, causing the uterus, rectum, or bladder to fall into the vagina.
Do you run to the bathroom after every meal? Do you ever notice that you always seem to have an accident after eating a specific type of food? It’s no coincidence. What you eat and drink has a huge effect on your bathroom habits, and if you’re suffering from bladder leakage (or bowel leakage, for […]
QUESTION: MY HUSBAND OF 47 YEARS HAS RECENTLY STARTED EXPERIENCING INCONTINENT EPISODES. HE’S A VERY PROUD MAN AND DOESN’T WANT TO ADMIT THEM TO ME, BUT IT’S STARTING TO BECOME A PROBLEM DUE TO THE INCREASED LAUNDRY, SMELL, AND HIS OVERALL DEPRESSED ATTITUDE ABOUT IT. HOW CAN I GET HIM TO OPEN UP AND TALK […]
QUESTION: I’VE HAD A HARD TIME DISCUSSING MY FATHER’S INCONTINENCE WITH HIM – HE IS SO EMBARRASSED BY IT AND NEVER WANTS TO ADDRESS IT. HOW CAN I BRING THE SUBJECT UP WITHOUT MAKING HIM UNCOMFORTABLE? Answer: Caring for a parent with incontinence can be very hard. After all, you’ve both played opposite roles for […]
QUESTION: I AM OVERWEIGHT AND MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT IF I LOSE SOME EXTRA POUNDS IT WOULD HELP WITH MY BLADDER LEAKAGE. IS THIS TRUE? Answer: Your doctor is right. Carrying around extra weight puts extra pressure on the bladder, making incontinence more likely, especially if it’s already something you struggle with. One study […]