3 Bladder Control Treatments and How They Work

Bladder control is an issue with which many women struggle. The sudden urge to go may hit when you are out with friends, while shopping, at work, or on a date. If you are planning your trips outside the home around the location of bathrooms, or if you bring pads with you just in case, then you might need to talk with your doctor about bladder incontinence treatments.

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Women’s Incontinence Treatments: What’s Out There?

Incontinence is an issue that affects millions of people across the United States. 1 in three women will experience it and 62%  will leak in public. Incontinence is twice as prevalent in women as in men. But why? What can you do about it?

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Bladder Control Exercise

Bladder control exercises are used to re-establish control over the involuntary leakage of urine. These exercises are to train or re-educates your muscles back to strength and help realign your body naturally. Most women do not realize that weakening of the pelvic floor is progressive and can start in your 20s. In other words, for bladder control exercises to be effective, you have to engage the many muscles in the pelvis, not just the bladder wall whenever you can. This is hard and we get it, so let’s explain!

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Irritated Bladder

Irritable bladder is a general term for any persistent disorder that results in an involuntary loss of urine.

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Belly Pooch & Urinary Incontinence

That little front belly. The stomach pooch. It can be annoying and make you question your self-confidence. Generally, belly pooch results from excess abdominal fat or from bloating in the intestines and results in nothing more than some stomach discomfort or a couple stomach rolls (which, as “bad” as you may think they look, are harmless). However, belly pooch may be a sign of a weak pelvic floor as well. As the abdomen is located just above the pelvic floor muscles, it should come as no surprise that belly pooch and urinary incontinence may have a connection. Here’s how:

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