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Urinary incontinence (UI), or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 13 million Americans—85 percent of them women. Although about half of the elderly have episodes of incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging, and they are not exclusively a problem of the elderly.

Incontinence has several causes. Women are most likely to develop incontinence either during pregnancy and childbirth, or after the hormonal changes of menopause, because of weakened pelvic muscles. Older men can become incontinent as the result of prostate surgery. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications including cold or over-the-counter diet tablets also can cause episodes of incontinence.

But even though urinary incontinence can be improved in 8 out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever discuss the condition with their health care professional. The condition often goes untreated.
Uroplasty's Urgent PC Neuromodulation System SUmiT Trial demonstrates effectiveness of PTNS

Uroplasty's Urgent PC Neuromodulation System SUmiT Trial demonstrates effectiveness of PTNS

Study: Several types of treatment can provide relief for pelvic floor disorders

Study: Several types of treatment can provide relief for pelvic floor disorders

Article features pelvic health problems, risk factors and treatment options for women

Article features pelvic health problems, risk factors and treatment options for women

Big Ow awareness campaign

Big Ow awareness campaign

New U.S. patent broadens Cytori Therapeutics' portfolio covering adipose-derived cell therapies

New U.S. patent broadens Cytori Therapeutics' portfolio covering adipose-derived cell therapies

Inadequate saliva and fluoride can contribute to tooth decay

Inadequate saliva and fluoride can contribute to tooth decay

LinkMed’s portfolio company Likvor receives new order for Likvor CELDA

LinkMed’s portfolio company Likvor receives new order for Likvor CELDA

AUA updates clinical practice guideline on female stress urinary incontinence

AUA updates clinical practice guideline on female stress urinary incontinence

Despite economic downturn, Russia still represents a promising healthcare market

Despite economic downturn, Russia still represents a promising healthcare market

Cryo-Cell International continues to expand R&D initiatives to accelerate therapeutic benefits of stem cells

Cryo-Cell International continues to expand R&D initiatives to accelerate therapeutic benefits of stem cells

Uppsala University Hospital orders CELDA from Likvor for diagnosing NPH

Uppsala University Hospital orders CELDA from Likvor for diagnosing NPH

Uroplasty to publish 12-month results of its OrBIT Urgent PC Neuromodulation System trial

Uroplasty to publish 12-month results of its OrBIT Urgent PC Neuromodulation System trial

Urodynamix Technologies reviews strategic alternatives for sale of company's assets

Urodynamix Technologies reviews strategic alternatives for sale of company's assets

Lab grown muscle cells raise hope for gastric reflux and fecal incontinence

Lab grown muscle cells raise hope for gastric reflux and fecal incontinence

Urodynamix Technologies announces the publication of AMA's 2010 Current Procedural Terminology

Urodynamix Technologies announces the publication of AMA's 2010 Current Procedural Terminology

Data from second positive pivotal study of PSD502 for treatment of PE presented

Data from second positive pivotal study of PSD502 for treatment of PE presented

Presentations to highlight durability and efficacy of urethral bulking agents

Presentations to highlight durability and efficacy of urethral bulking agents

People in their 60s may have more disabilities than their counterparts from prior generations

People in their 60s may have more disabilities than their counterparts from prior generations

Elevated PSA levels in men are not necessarily a predictor of the need for a prostate biopsy: Study

Elevated PSA levels in men are not necessarily a predictor of the need for a prostate biopsy: Study

Rochester Medical announces operating results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009

Rochester Medical announces operating results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009