Below are some patient tools that can be used to prevent some of the above disorders or guide you in deciding to see your physician.
This information will assist you with initiating the conversation with your primary health-care provider, and to making a sensitive topic a little easier to discuss.
Tips and helpful strategies using lifestyle changes for improving urinary urgency and incontinence.
Pelvic muscle exercises (Kegel) are used to strengthen or retrain the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor. Regular daily exercising of the pelvic muscles can improve and even prevent urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, because pelvic muscles are hidden from view, it is difficult to know if you are doing them correctly. Here are some tips that can help you find the right muscles.
Bladder control issues are not a normal part of aging and they are not something you should have to live with. The Bladder Control Quiz can help you determine whether or not you are experiencing bladder control problems associated with possible pelvic floor disorders and also provides advice on the next steps to take in order to improve your pelvic health.
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