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Loss of Bladder Control Happen to Many, Celebrities Included, and the “Show” of Life Must Go On!

I’ve shared several stories with you about famous people we all know and admire who have struggled with bladder control issues. The loss of Bladder control issues happen to many, celebrities included.  Isn’t it nice to know that the people we look up to are human too? And that they face the same challenges as we do? Here I am...

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Vitamin D Plays A Role In Bladder Health

We’ve been hearing a lot in the press about vitamin D lately. You probably know it plays an important role in bone health because it facilitates calcium absorption. Vitamin D also impacts heart health, immune health, mood, normal healthy blood sugar. And new research also supports that Vitamin D plays a role in bladder health. When we take in vitamin...

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Frequent Nighttime Urination Could Speed Up Aging

Lack of sleep could cause a number of health issues. But did you know that frequent nighttime urination could also speed up the internal aging process? Individuals with bladder problems who frequently rise at night to visit the bathroom may be compromising their health and aging more quickly. Sleep and Early Aging Recent research has found that failure to get...

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Occasional Incontinence or Loss of Bladder Control – Childbirth or Genetics?

In 2002 a groundbreaking study of nuns shattered the myth that occasional urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control was the result of pregnancy or childbirth. The study looked at nuns who had never given birth and found that these nuns had the same rate of occasional incontinence or loss of bladder control as women in the general population who had...

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Bladder Control Issues And Childbirth – A Study of Nuns

Bladder control issues and childbirth may not be directly related, as previously believed. For a long time physicians believed (and some still do!) that childbirth was responsible for weakening the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder and ultimately led women to experience bladder control issues later in life. However, a groundbreaking study published in 2002 challenged that assumption. The...

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Bladder Control Issues Affect Young Women Celebrities Too

Bladder control issues affect young women celebrities too – they do not discriminate among age groups. Here are stories about the bladder control challenges that four famous young women experienced in their teens, twenties or thirties. Fergie (1975- ) The singer for the Black Eyed Peas admits that she had an onstage accident at a concert in San Diego in...

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New Guideline for Occasional Incontinence Treatment from the American College of Physicians

New Guidelines for Occasional Incontinence Treatment from the American College of Physicians The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released new guideline for occasional incontinence treatment in women. The guidelines, published in the Sept 15, 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine Journal, concluded that incontinence drugs are not effective treatments for most women. According to Dr. David Fleming, president of the...

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How To Train Your Bladder

Bladder training, or bladder re-training to be more precise, is a process whereby you begin to go to the bathroom on a predetermined time interval even if you have no urge to go, and gradually increase the interval time between the visits. The purpose of bladder training practice is twofold: first, to let your bladder become more full in between...

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4 Diet and Nutritional Tips to Improve Bladder Control

In the previous blog we looked at some foods that could irritate bladder and exacerbate your problems. Avoiding your bladder control triggers can make life more comfortable and help you stay in control. In this post, let’s look at the things that you can eat – and do — to proactively minimize bladder control issues. Here are the 4 diet...

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