Sunday, September 06, 2009

Let's Talk About Bladder Control For Women

(NAPSI)-If leaking urine has become a problem, you're not alone. Millions of women have bladder control problems, but many of them keep it a secret and do not seek a doctor's help.

What You Should Know

Though more common among older women, urine leakage can affect women of all ages. Being pregnant and having a baby, being overweight and having a urinary tract infection can all contribute to urine leakage. Coughing, sneezing or exercising can also cause urine leakage. The leaking can be mild or severe enough to have a serious effect on a woman's daily life.

What To Do

The good news is that doctors can treat urine leakage. Treatment choices include losing weight, performing pelvic exercises, taking medicines and having surgery. Talking with a doctor is the first step toward fixing the problem.

For More Information

Visit the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse website at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov for more information and free publications about bladder control.


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