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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.
New evidence highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh for surgical repair of vaginal prolapse

New evidence highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh for surgical repair of vaginal prolapse

American Diabetes Association issues statement to address diabetes management in LTC facilities

American Diabetes Association issues statement to address diabetes management in LTC facilities

High intensity focused ultrasound provides important treatment for men with prostate cancer

High intensity focused ultrasound provides important treatment for men with prostate cancer

Men not having important discussions with health providers about prostate cancer screening, treatment

Men not having important discussions with health providers about prostate cancer screening, treatment

FDA issues two final orders to strengthen requirements for transvaginal surgical mesh safety

FDA issues two final orders to strengthen requirements for transvaginal surgical mesh safety

PSA screening for prostate cancer drops significantly in middle-aged men

PSA screening for prostate cancer drops significantly in middle-aged men

Maintaining normal BMI after pregnancy can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse

Maintaining normal BMI after pregnancy can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse

AGS releases updated, expanded Beers Criteria to improve medication use in older adults

AGS releases updated, expanded Beers Criteria to improve medication use in older adults

Global urinary catheters market to expand at 4.1% CAGR between 2015 and 2021

Global urinary catheters market to expand at 4.1% CAGR between 2015 and 2021

Depression, urinary incontinence magnify effects of vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women

Depression, urinary incontinence magnify effects of vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women

New review may help women with stress urinary incontinence make more informed choices about treatment

New review may help women with stress urinary incontinence make more informed choices about treatment

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

Fair Rate Funding: Delaware woman gets $100M against Boston Scientific in TV mesh judgment

Fair Rate Funding: Delaware woman gets $100M against Boston Scientific in TV mesh judgment

Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

Gynecologic oncologist awarded grant to improve quality of life for women with endometrial cancer

Gynecologic oncologist awarded grant to improve quality of life for women with endometrial cancer

FDA grants tentative approval to Amerigen's ANDA for generic version of Toviaz

FDA grants tentative approval to Amerigen's ANDA for generic version of Toviaz

Radiation treatment can be delayed after prostatectomy to prevent side effects, say studies

Radiation treatment can be delayed after prostatectomy to prevent side effects, say studies

Breakthrough treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Breakthrough treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Anticholinergic medications associated with pneumonia risk in older people

Anticholinergic medications associated with pneumonia risk in older people

Research findings lay groundwork for improving treatment assessment for men with prostate cancer

Research findings lay groundwork for improving treatment assessment for men with prostate cancer