As you have learned in this report, prostate disease and treatments for prostate disease can cause troublesome symptoms, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary problems, including incontinence. These symptoms are not only inconvenient and unpleasant but they can also significantly interfere with everyday life and
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More than half of all women experience urinary incontinence at some point—and many are suffering needlessly. Whether they are embarrassed or simply accept the condition as a normal part of life, an estimated 55 percent of those women don’t even mention it to their physicians.
The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI),
If you’ve experienced urinary incontinence, you know all about bladder control—or a lack thereof. It’s when you leak urine involuntarily while coughing or sneezing and/or you are unable to get to the bathroom before urine is released.
A study published in Reviews in Urology stated that incontinence can become a problem
Obesity in the U.S. has reached what some call an epidemic; more than one-third of American adults are obese. The obesity definition most commonly used by healthcare providers is based on body mass index (BMI), a formula that calculates a number based on your height and weight.
You can calculate your
Millions of women suffer from post-menopausal symptoms such as itchy vaginal dryness, thinning vaginal walls that can cause intercourse to be painful, and mild incontinence triggered by a mere laugh or sneeze. These and other annoying issues are collectively referred to as “genitourinary syndrome of menopause” or GSM. These symptoms
The word “menopause” often is used inappropriately. A woman doesn’t “go through menopause.” She ends up in menopause. Menopause is the state a woman enters once she has gone 12 months without a period, at which point her ovaries are no longer producing the hormone estrogen. What she experiences leading
As you have learned in this report, prostate disease and treatments for prostate disease can cause troublesome symptoms, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary incontinence. These symptoms are not only inconvenient and unpleasant but they can also significantly interfere with everyday life and intimate relationships—and
Urinary incontinence (UI) is very common; statistics suggest that one in three women suffer from the problem. However, many women don’t report their symptoms to their doctors.
UI Impacts Quality of Life
“For some women, UI is a very sensitive topic,” says Bilal Chughtai, MD, a urologist at Weill Cornell Medicine. “It
About 50 percent of older Americans suffer from incontinence—and for many of them, the problem goes beyond leaking a few drops of urine and strikes at the very core of their self-confidence. “If you’re losing control of your bladder, you worry about the smell, and avoid social encounters and physical
Urinary incontinence (UI) can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life, especially if she begins avoiding activities and situations due to concerns about urine leakage. A recent study suggested that women with the problem tend to get less exercise—and that’s unfortunate, since other research suggests that exercise