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Poor sleep may increase loss of bladder control: getting a good night sleep matters

We know that bladder control issues can disrupt your sleep, but now a study also suggest that poor sleep quality could lead to loss of bladder control and occasional incontinence. These findings remind us all that a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health. New England Research Institutes of Watertown, Massachusetts...

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Female Triathletes and Loss of Bladder Control Issues

A new study from the Loyola University Health System (LUHS) indicates female triathletes may experience loss of bladder control issues. The study results were reported at American Urogynecologic Society scientific conference in Washington, in July 2014. Based on Colleen Fitzgerald, MD, study investigator and physiatrist, LUHS, “There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as triathlons, but...

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Loss of Bladder Control as a Side Effect of Medication

Hypertension medication is one of the most prescribed medications in America. If you or your loved ones are currently on this type of medication, you may want to be aware that hypertension medication may cause loss of bladder control of occasional incontinence by relaxing the smooth muscles in the urethra and sphincter located at the bottom of the bladder. Under...

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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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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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Avoid Foods That Can Trigger Bladder Control Issues

Lifestyle choices such as smoking, physical activity, the amount of fluids consumed, and even the foods you eat may have an effect on your, especially if you are currently managing bladder control issues. Let’s look at some common foods that are known to irritate the bladder. The effect of each of the foods discussed below will vary person to person:...

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