Bladder Control Issues

  • Kegel Exercises: Prevent and Manage Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a common condition in seniors. Fortunately, there are simple exercises that men and women of all ages can do to prevent and manage urinary incontinence.

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  • 8 Tips for Traveling with Urinary Incontinence

    Travel plans can run into any number of speedbumps, but incontinence doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these pointers to prevent embarrassing situations and ensure that the journey is as enjoyable as the destination itself.

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  • Diagnosing and Treating Bed Wetting in the Elderly

    Nocturnal enuresis (the medical term for bed wetting) can be an embarrassing and messy issue for older adults, but there are several techniques and treatments that can be used to help remedy nighttime incontinence.

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  • Common Bladder Control Problems in Senior Women

    Learn why postmenopausal women are especially prone to urinary incontinence and what treatments are available to minimize symptoms.

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  • Bladder Control Problems in Elderly Men

    Many men develop bladder control problems as they get older. Explore treatment options and tips for dealing with urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and prostate problems.

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  • How Do Seniors' Urinary Systems Work?

    When the urinary system doesn't function properly, it can lead to a wide variety of senior health problems.

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  • Incontinence and Bladder Control in the Elderly

    Incontinence, the inability to hold your bladder is an embarrassing problem, but it is also extremely common among elderly people. Explore issues that cause incontinence and how it can be treated and controlled.

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  • UTIs in the Elderly: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the elderly can cause serious health complications. Learn how to spot the behavioral and physical symptoms of UTI in seniors and how to reduce the risk of recurrent UTIs.

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  • Managing Incontinence in Older Adults

    Under a doctor's care, incontinence can be treated and often cured. The choice of treatment depends on the type of bladder control problem your aging parent has, how serious it is, and what best fits a senior's lifestyle.

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  • Bladder Control: More is Not Always Better

    One of the challenges in caring for my spouse became his "going" problem. He was emptying his bladder constantly – at least every hour. We evaluated his prostate, got medical attention, and most importantly adjusted his fluid intake.

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  • What Are the Side Effects of Bladder Control Medications?

    Bladder control and incontinence medications have various side effects depending on the person taking them. Some side effects of over-active bladder (OAB) and incontinence drugs are dry mouth, blurry vision, heartburn and constipation.

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  • Testing Procedures for Incontinence

    How do doctors test for, diagnose and treat incontinence and loss of bladder control?

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  • You Never Know What a Dementia Patient Will Do Next

    Caring for my husband with dementia presents almost daily challenges. Charlie's latest hygiene habit is as perplexing as it is frustrating.

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  • Stop Incontinence from Sabotaging Your Summer

    Incontinence affects more than half of Americans over age 65. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure symptoms don’t interfere with your summer plans.

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  • Dietary Do's and Don'ts to Keep an Overactive Bladder Happy

    Urinary incontinence can sometimes be caused by an overactive bladder. Certain dietary changes can help with an overactive bladder. Making minor alterations to a person's diet may help alleviate some of their symptoms.

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