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Many Men with Incontinence ‘Suffer in Silence’

Many Men with Incontinence ‘Suffer in Silence’

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Understanding Stress Incontinence through stories

Understanding Stress Incontinence through stories

Stress Urinary Incontinence is a common health condition among women, especially new mothers. It is an unintended release of urine due to the sudden pressure exerted on the bladder, as a result of sudden physical movements like coughing or sneezing. It is quite common among women during the time of pregnancy or after that, especially in the case of natural delivery. Many women are not open to discussing their incontinence issues, due to societal restrictions. However, there are some women who have fought their battle against stress incontinence and managed to come out on top of it, with their strength unshaken. Here are the stories of some of these women, telling us how they coped with stress urinary incontinence and why you must shrug off...
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How can mothers treat stress incontinence?

How can mothers treat stress incontinence?

Stress urinary incontinence is an accidental release of urine, a common condition among women, during pregnancy and after childbirth. So, new mothers are quite prone to stress urinary incontinence. There are various surgical methods to treat or control incontinence such as urethral bulking agents, sling procedures, and tape procedures. However, surgery is generally recommended only when non-surgical treatments haven’t produced the intended result. Some non-surgical treatments for stress urinary continence include: 1.Lifestyle Changes - Changing one’s lifestyle for the better is the first step in the fight against stress urinary incontinence. To begin with, it’s important to quit smoking or drinking alcohol as well as avoid artificially sweetened/ carbonated drinks. Smoking often causes coughing, which results in urine leakage. Besides, the nicotine present in cigarettes...
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