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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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Signs of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Mothers

Signs of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Mothers

One in every three new mothers experiences stress incontinence. Many do not consider it as a real medical problem. They simply ignore the condition and see it as just another ‘normal’ part of their lives. Contrary to myth/ popular belief - Mental stress is NOT at all a cause of stress incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence is an involuntary release of urine without any urge, a health condition that’s more common among women, especially mothers. The muscles of the urethra and the tube that conducts urine out of the bladder are responsible for closing the bladder outlet, to keep the urine within. But, when these muscles don’t work well enough, there will be an unintentional release of urine, which is termed...
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Elvie Trainer: A hi-tech way to combat incontinence, for women

Elvie Trainer: A hi-tech way to combat incontinence, for women

“It’s just switching what we think of typically as a negative health issue, something that we’re embarrassed about and don’t want to think about, and turning it into something positive,” says Tania Boler, the creator of Elvie Trainer, a hi-tech gadget that enables you to do kegel exercises perfectly, and makes it fun through gamification. There are several causes of incontinence in women, such as menopause, childbirth, pregnancy, obesity, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Menopause and childbirth are common causes of urinary incontinence among women. Many women have noticed incontinence episodes during menopause or after childbirth, as they lead to thinning of the lining of the urethra or weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles form the basis of your...
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