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A 21-year-old member asked:

will weight loss or diet changes help improve urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
YES: Urge incontinence or oab can be aggravated by certain foods. Following a "bladder diet" can improve bladder function. Common irritants are: carbonation, citris or other acidic foods. The bladder sits in the lower abdomen & is absolutely affected by excess pressure from obesity. Obese women who lose even a modest amount of weight (10-15 pounds) can enjoy marked improvement in bladder function.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Can help: Weight loss can often help improve stress urinary incontinence by relieving pressure on the bladder.
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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Agreed. In the exercise that should be associated with weight loss can also be very beneficial with stress and conference.
Apr 7, 2012
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Sometimes: Embarrassed about uncontrollable urine leakage when you cough, sneeze, or exercise? There is a solution if kegel exercises or weight loss fail, called a urethral sling. In less than 10 minutes a synthetic tape is inserted through a 1/2 inch incision in the roof of the vagina under the urethra to restore support to the pubic bone. Normal activity in days. Imagine freedom from pads.

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