Author Archives: National Association For Continence

Physical Therapy for Incontinence

By Lizanne Pastore PT, MA, COMT Physical therapy plays an important role in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women and men.  Different types of incontinence require different treatment strategies, and a physical therapist (PT) specializing in the treatment of the … Continue reading

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Symptoms Treatment of BPH

By Bilal Chughtai Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, also known as BPH, is the increase in the number and size of prostate gland tissue.  Approximately 50 percent of men above the age of 50 will have BPH; of those half will have symptoms … Continue reading

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Pessaries

By Marilyn-Lu Webb, PhD, NP-BC, CCCN, CRRN When pelvic organ prolapse or the bulge at the vaginal opening occurs, it is a life altering experience although it is NOT a medical emergency. It is one of those womens problems that is … Continue reading

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Appeared in the August, 2013 issue of Quality Care® How do People get UTIs: Most UTIs arise from bacteria that normally live in the colon and rectum and are present in bowel movements. These bacteria cling to the opening of the urethra, … Continue reading

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Non-Surgical Approaches to Treating SUI

By Leslie S. Wooldridge, GNP-BC, CUNP, BCB-PMD Too often we look at getting a “quick fix” when we find out we have stress urinary incontinence.  Did you know there are multiple other ways to control stress incontinence versus having a … Continue reading

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Female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

By Cheryl Iglesia, MD Dont make me laugh, or Ill wet my pants! How many times have you said that? Or have you thought twice before getting on the backyard trampoline and rushed to the bathroom to empty your bladder … Continue reading

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What is incontinence?

By Michelle Christiansen, MS, PA Incontinence is the loss of bladder and/or bowel control. It is not a disease or a syndrome, but the result of certain medical conditions and lifestyle choices. It causes a great deal of distress and embarrassment … Continue reading

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Online Caregivers Finding Valuable Tips

Did you know 39% of US adults are caregivers? If you were caring for an individual with incontinence, where’s the first place you would look for help? Well, if you are like the large majority of caregivers you would go … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy Post Prolapse Surgery

Recently, we have gotten questions regarding exercising the pelvic floor post operative surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. At a whole, the lifetime risk for women undergoing surgery for repair of pelvic organ prolapse is 11%. 27% of women will have … Continue reading

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The Many Myths of Bladder Health

Often times many older adults and caregivers hold myths and misconceptions about bladder control problems. These myths or beliefs surrounding bladder health could actually interfere with appropriate or the best treatment and management for bladder control problems. Over the next … Continue reading

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