When most people think of bladder accidents, their minds probably jump to toddlers during potty training or elderly people with problems such as stress or urge incontinence. However, this problem is not solely the territory of the very young and very old. Take, for example, giggle incontinence. “Giggle incontinence is involuntary wetting during giggling or… Continue reading What Is Giggle Incontinence? – Incontinence and Overactive Bladder Center – Everyday Health
Urinary Incontinence at Bedtime – Incontinence and Overactive Bladder Center – EverydayHealth.com
If you frequently lose sleep over urinary incontinence, you’re not alone: According to the National Association for Continence, at least two percent of adults lack control over their bladders while sleeping, and more than a third who wake up to go the bathroom do so at least twice a night. Fortunately, there are things you… Continue reading Urinary Incontinence at Bedtime – Incontinence and Overactive Bladder Center – EverydayHealth.com
Skin Rashes & Overactive Bladder – Cleaning Skin
An overactive bladder can be an embarrassing and upsetting condition, but it also can lead to some discomfort due to skin rashes caused by exposure to urine. Urine is created by the kidneys as they filter impurities from the body, and it can irritate the skin after prolonged exposure. The germs which normally live on… Continue reading Skin Rashes & Overactive Bladder – Cleaning Skin
Urinary Problems Are Too Common In Midlife Women
When you leave your home to go out shopping or meet up with friends, do you find yourself mentally mapping out where and how fast you’ll be able to find a bathroom in case you suddenly and urgently need to pee? You may just chalk it up to yet another unpleasant side effect of getting… Continue reading Urinary Problems Are Too Common In Midlife Women
The Dos and Don’ts for Managing an Overactive Bladder Through Diet
People living with an overactive bladder often can find relief by changing their diet. "We forget that some of the things we eat are causing our problems," said the late Jean Fourcroy, MD, a urologist who was based in Washington, DC, in a 2011 interview. Avoiding things that irritate the bladder, regulating your amount of fluid… Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts for Managing an Overactive Bladder Through Diet
How to Manage Pregnancy Incontinence
Urinary incontinence affects some 10-13 million Americans — and the condition is twice as common in women. Women are more likely to have bladder control issues, largely because of the changes the body experiences during pregnancy and childbirth. According to the National Association for Continence, 63 percent of stress-incontinent women say their symptoms began during… Continue reading How to Manage Pregnancy Incontinence
Is Your Overactive Bladder Affecting Your Mental Health?
The symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) tend to be intensely physical in nature, from sudden urgency to urinate to leaking urine and racing to the bathroom day and night. The condition can also take a toll on your mental health, and that can be trickier to measure. The anxiety brought on by urinary urgency, which… Continue reading Is Your Overactive Bladder Affecting Your Mental Health?
Managing Incontinence-Related Odor Issues
Dealing with a urinary incontinence episode is never easy — but it can be especially difficult when the episode happens around other people. Dark clothing can help disguise wetness, but it won’t cover up odors. Fortunately, there are other ways to keep smells to a minimum. The less odor there is in your urine, the… Continue reading Managing Incontinence-Related Odor Issues
How Well Is Your Overactive Bladder Treatment Working?
Up to 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women have overactive bladder (OAB),, according to the Urology Care Foundation. Symptoms such as urinary urgency — the need to go frequently — and leaking can be a major disruption to your everyday routine, but that doesn’t mean you just have to learn to live… Continue reading How Well Is Your Overactive Bladder Treatment Working?
Check In, Check Up: Overactive Bladder
Can Overactive Bladder Be Managed Better? The symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) have a way of spreading to all aspects of your life — from relationships and sex to work and travel — particularly if the condition is not well controlled. With OAB, your life may be affected by leakage and frequent, powerful, and sometimes… Continue reading Check In, Check Up: Overactive Bladder