Urinary Incontinence News and Research

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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.
Congestive heart failure leads to greater disability among older adults

Congestive heart failure leads to greater disability among older adults

Time to remove the stigma associated with incontinence

Time to remove the stigma associated with incontinence

Many prostate cancer patients receive wrong treatment

Many prostate cancer patients receive wrong treatment

Implanting myoblasts may improve severe urinary incontinence

Implanting myoblasts may improve severe urinary incontinence

Removal of uterus increases risk of urinary incontinence

Removal of uterus increases risk of urinary incontinence

Coping with urinary incontinence

Coping with urinary incontinence

Stereotactic body radiation therapy reduces length of prostate cancer treatment

Stereotactic body radiation therapy reduces length of prostate cancer treatment

New type of male sling procedure to improve the urinary control

New type of male sling procedure to improve the urinary control

Large study to look at injuries that afflict millions of women as a result of childbirth

Large study to look at injuries that afflict millions of women as a result of childbirth

Injections of autologous myoblasts and fibroblasts could relieve stress urinary incontinence in women

Injections of autologous myoblasts and fibroblasts could relieve stress urinary incontinence in women

Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen

Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen

Botox for enlarged prostate

Botox for enlarged prostate

Minimally invasive device for treating recurrent stress urinary incontinence in women, safe and effective

Minimally invasive device for treating recurrent stress urinary incontinence in women, safe and effective

Surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women

Surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women

Muscle stem cells treat urinary incontinence

Muscle stem cells treat urinary incontinence

Women diagnosed with breast cancer should either get exercising or keep exercising

Women diagnosed with breast cancer should either get exercising or keep exercising

Sling better than colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence

Sling better than colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence

Breakthrough in prevention of post-surgical urinary incontinence

Breakthrough in prevention of post-surgical urinary incontinence

Top 10 diseases by cost

Top 10 diseases by cost

Prostate cancer treatment decisions can be complicated

Prostate cancer treatment decisions can be complicated