What Is Urge Incontinence?

Urge incontinence–sometimes referred to as overactive bladder–is a sudden, uncontrollable need to toilet, usually in response to something. For example, when you return home from shopping and leak as you rush to the bathroom. You turn on a faucet or hear running water and you suddenly have to go. Maybe you put your hands in […]

Bladder Exercises While You Are In Your Car

There is one exercise you can do for your mindful bladder while you are in the car: mindful breathing. While you are driving, develop a new habit. Every time you stop at a traffic light, take a full breath, expanding your belly. Take 4 counts to breathe in, then 4 counts to exhale. Scan your […]

Is Adult Incontinence A Normal Part of Aging?

No, in most cases, adult incontinence is not a normal part of aging. You do not have to continue to wear pads to soak up dribbles, wear dark clothing to conceal your leaks, or cross your legs every time you laugh or sneeze. Our bodies are designed not to be incontinent until the time we […]

Frequent Urination in Women

There are many causes of frequent urination in women. Once a urinary tract infection (UTI) is ruled out, the catch-all phrase “overactive bladder” is often given to this frustrating condition. Sometimes the underlying cause of frequent urination is your fluid intake. Too much caffeinated soda, too much coffee, and/or too much alcohol can all result […]

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