Female Triathletes May Face Incontinence and Other Health Problems

July 25, 2014

Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says.


The Weird Link Between Weight Loss and Incontinence

July 23, 2014

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit—it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. Other research shows that nonsurgical weight loss improves leakage, too.


Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

June 25, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 50 percent of older Americans struggle with incontinence, a new government report released Wednesday shows.
“We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and about 25 percent had moderate, severe or very severe urinary leakage. And about 8 percent [...]


Botox Might Help Treat WHAT?!

May 19, 2014

Many still think of Botox as a wrinkle smoother, but new research shows the toxin’s growing list of medical uses now includes the treatment of two common causes of urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence.


Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women’s Symptoms

May 19, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Removal of vaginal mesh — a device implanted to help support a woman’s pelvic organs — won’t necessarily improve side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from a pair of new studies.
The findings, reported Monday at the [...]


2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

March 11, 2014

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two surgeries are equally effective and safe for women who have pelvic problems that can cause pain and incontinence, say the authors of a new study.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the pelvic organs often seen in older women and those who’ve [...]


Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

October 21, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) — Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to suffer from chronic constipation and fecal incontinence than kids without the neurobehavioral condition, a new study says.
The study of more than 700,000 children found that constipation nearly tripled and fecal incontinence increased six-fold among kids [...]


Procedure for Incontinence in Women May Lose Effectiveness With Time

May 14, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — The success of a common surgery for pelvic organ prolapse — a painful and distressing condition affecting many women — lessens over time, according to a new study.
Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is a procedure used to relieve the problem. It involves stitching a piece of mesh on [...]


New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery

April 15, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — Men who need treatment for an enlarged prostate may soon have a new nonsurgical option, a small, early study suggests.
Called prostatic artery embolization (PAE), the technique uses a catheter threaded into an artery in the leg. The catheter is guided to the artery that supplies [...]


FDA Gives Nod to Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder

January 22, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder. “Clinical studies have demonstrated Botox’s ability to significantly reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence,” Dr. Hylton Joffe, director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said



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