The Link Between COVID-19 And Frequent Urination

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This content has been medically reviewed by Aleece Fosnight, MSPAS, PA-C, CSC-S, CSE, NCMP, IF. Around 33 million Americans have overactive bladder (OAB)- a condition that causes frequent urination- and this number is only going to continue to grow as long as the Coronavirus pandemic carries on.  New research suggests that sars-cov-2 causes OAB symptoms […]

Ask The Doc: Can I Go In The Pool If I Have Bowel Incontinence?

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Question: I Love Swimming, But Have Been nervous About Getting In The POol Since I suffer from fecal incontinence. What are my options?  Answer:  Swimming is a fantastic exercise for people of all ages. Water-based movements have low impact to muscles and joints, so they present little risk of injury. Water exercises or aqua-therapy classes […]

5 Steps For Choosing The Right Incontinence Product

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With all the types of incontinence products out there, which one do you need? The choices can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve put together a guide of five simple steps for choosing the right incontinence product. 1. Identifying Your Incontinence Level Leakage can be broken down into four categories. Light: Low frequency of small amounts. […]

How To Sleep With A Prolapsed Bladder

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Certain sleeping positions can be uncomfortable for women with prolapse bladder. This article discusses how prolapse interferes with sleep and recommends the best sleeping positions that may help provide additional support and comfort. What Is A Prolapsed Bladder? Prolapse bladder, also known as cystocele, is a condition where the bladder bulges into the front wall […]

NAFC Names Confitex A Trusted Partner

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The National Association for Continence, the nation’s leading advocate for people living with bladder and bowel disorders, announced today that Confitex has been named to its Trusted Partner Program.

Presto Joins NAFC As A Trusted Partner

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Gregg (800) 252-3337 NAFC Proud To Add Presto To It’s List Of Trusted Partners Charleston, SC (May 1, 2023) – NAFC is proud to name Presto as a 2023 Trusted Partner. The National Association for Continence, the nation’s leading advocate for people living with bladder and bowel disorders, announced today Presto’s […]

Ask The Doc: Kegels Didn’t Help My Incontinence. Is Surgery My Only Option?

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Question: I tried Kegels and they didn’t help my urinary incontinence. Is surgery my only option now? Answer: Believe it or not, this is a common outcome for many women! Many women try doing Kegels for incontinence. However, more than 50% of women do not see improvement in doing Kegels on their own.  There are […]

Ask The Doc: Will My Bladder Improve Over Time After Childbirth?

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Question: I’ve had bladder leaks ever since I had my son 2 weeks ago. Will my bladder leaks improve over time after childbirth? Answer: This is such a common question and one we get a lot from new mothers. The fact is, 1 in 3 women report urinary incontinence within the first 3 months of […]

Feminine Hygiene Tips When You Have Incontinence

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Hygiene is important for everyone, and even more for women living with incontinence. There are potential health risks associated with not maintaining proper feminine hygiene. This article discusses the various health risks, tips, and products to help you stay clean and dry safely.   Incontinence in women Women can experience either urinary or fecal incontinence, and […]

017: Why Kegels Don’t Work

In this edition of Life Without Leaks, we’re joined by Melissa Nassaney, Physical Therapist, women’s health educator and founder of Full Circle Pelvic Health in Warwick, Rhode Island. She discusses why physical therapy may be of benefit to women dealing with incontinence, dispels a number of rumors about bladder care and talks about how you […]

15 Mental Health Tips For People With IBD

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If you suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), you know that it can do a number not only on your physical well-being but also your mental health. Try incorporating some of our tips for improving mental health when living with IBD.  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be a debilitating condition. It’s a chronic condition that […]