Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

September 9, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends.
Only one out of every 30 women who receive a synthetic vaginal mesh sling to treat stress incontinence will suffer a complication that […]

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

June 26, 2015

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests.
Obesity is a key risk factor for urinary incontinence, a distressing condition that causes people to accidentally leak urine. Weight-loss surgery helps obese people shed unwanted pounds. In turn, that weight loss seems […]

Urine Isn’t Free of Bacteria

April 3, 2015

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Though it’s commonly believed that urine is bacteria-free, normal urine is not sterile, a new study finds.
“Clinicians previously equated the presence of bacteria in urine to infections. The discovery of bacteria in the urine of healthy females provides an opportunity to advance our understanding of bladder health and […]

Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don’t seek help because they’re embarrassed or don’t know about therapy options, […]

3 Ways to Treat Urinary Incontinence

September 16, 2014

Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don’t involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.

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 […]


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