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What Is Stress Incontinence?

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Stress incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence that is caused by weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. This then means that any type of physical stress, such as sneezing, coughing or being jolted in the car can be enough to cause incontinence. This can be very unpleasant for sufferers to live with and is potentially embarrassing as well as impractical. So what causes stress incontinence...

How to Deal With Continuous Incontinence

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Continuous incontinence is a type of incontinence that causes the continuous release of urine throughout the day. Unlike stress incontinence, which occurs normally during laughter, coughing or sneezing, continuous incontinence requires no particular trigger and will instead be a constant ‘seepage’. In some cases the patient will be aware of their incontinence, while in others they may...

Management Tips for Living With an Overactive Bladder

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Living with an overactive or weak bladder can leave you constantly concerned that you might have a leak or that you will struggle to find the bathroom in time. It can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and a constant cause of stress – no matter the underlying cause. It can ruin your sleep, prevent you from exercising and make everything more difficult than it should be. It may be consolation to learn...

Stress Incontinence Treatment

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Stress incontinence, also known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or ‘effort incontinence’ is a condition that causes the loss of small amounts of urine during coughing, sneezing, exercising, sudden movements, laughing, crying etc. This then refers to physical stress as in strain, on the pelvic floor muscles, as opposed to psychological stress (though psychological causes can also...

The Most Common Bladder Infection Symptoms

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Bladder infection or Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects every part of the urinary system. Normal urine contains salts, waste, and liquids but does not contain bacteria. UTI is caused by bacteria that enters into the bladder and then multiplies. These bacteria are usually found in the intestines and often times on the skin surrounding the rectal and vaginal areas...

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