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What are some good stress incontinence devices?

What are some good stress incontinence devices?

Few exist: I will assume that you are referring to nonsurgical devices for women. 1) pessaries can be worn vaginally and put pressure on the bladder opening (urethra) from underneath & help block urine loss. 2) urethral "plugs" exist which are small devices inserted into urethral opening & are removed for urination. 3) soft caps that "suction" on over the urethral opening and are removed to urinate. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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Does anyone know good stress incontinence devices?

Does anyone know good stress incontinence devices?

Tampon: For starters, this is cheap, available and can be effective. Placed under the urethra to provide a backboard of support, they can provide temporary management of the sui before working out, etc. ...Read more

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Best pad or product for stress incontinence?

Poise or Depends: Poise pads are especially designed to capture leaking urine and seem less bulky than depends, which are more suited to containing larger amounts of involuntary urine leakage. In general, poise tend to be used by patients with sui (stress urinary incontinence) and depends by those with ui (urge incontinence). ...Read more

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Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Mayo and Tufts: www.tuftsmedicalcenter.tv/incontinence www.Mayoclinic.Com/stress-incontinence/ds00828.

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Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?

Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?

For stress managemen: t, it should be great if you can finish the course needed to allow your body, breathing to control and lower your stress and anxiety feelings. Don't stop half way. The merits are that you can control your feelings, your thoughts, your breathing & begin to use this to monitor you stress levels before they become overwhelming.Using positive focus, visualization, meditation will also help w/success. ...Read more

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Whats better, surgery or medication for stress and urge incontinence?

It depends.: Stress incontinence is caused by changes in a woman's pelvic floor, often after childbirth, but women who have never been pregnancy also suffer from stress incontinence. Talk to your physician about exercises and timed voiding before moving on to procedures. There is a new, noninvasive procedure called renessa you will want to look up. Medication will not help stress incontinence but will urge. ...Read more

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Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

If Sui yes: Stress urinary incontinence is easily addressed with a sling. There are some surgical treatments for other types of incontinence but not as common. ...Read more

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Can we perform squats exercise in stress incontinence? For men

Can we perform squats exercise in stress incontinence? For men

See details: Why would a 20 year old have stress incontinence? You should determine the cause as a first step. Yes you can squat if you can control your bladder while doing it. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective relaxation / stress management techniques?

Can you please recommend some effective relaxation / stress management techniques?

Relaxationfor Stress: Relaxation / Stress Management: Put your hands on both sides of the ches,t Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for38 years. • Focus on “Breath Is Life” • Keep saying until you run out of breath. • Take another deep breath and repeat the same. • Do it with 10 Breaths • Other thoughts will pass away like clouds on the mountain ...Read more

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Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Sudafed,or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Can help to tighten bladder neck. Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day & squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective surgical procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any quick results for reducing cortisol from chronic stress? Or is it just learning stress reducing methods and lifestyl changes?

Are there any quick results for reducing cortisol from chronic stress? Or is it just learning stress reducing methods and lifestyl changes?

Stress management: Suggest making a list of all your potential stressful events in your life, prioritizing these and considering approaches. Get a relaxation cd at a book store and start using the exercises. Make sure you get regular physical exercise. Maybe get counseling, but also consider biofeedback. Avoid smoking, and recreational drugs. You can learn to control this. ...Read more

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Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

Anyone have success with surgery for stress incontinence?

You bet: Its an easy and highly successful surgery. If the diagnosis has been confrimed with urodynamics the success rate is in the 90's. ...Read more

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Are there natural stress relief techniques?

Are there natural stress relief techniques?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Please list some good hand exercises to relieve stress at work.?

Please list some good hand exercises to relieve stress at work.?

Squeezing hands: Ancient practices like acupuncture and reflexology are purported to relieve stress. From a modern perspective, there are a preponderance of brain neurons dedicated to the hands, so squeezing and rubbing your hands can disrupt brain activity related to stress and produce a relaxing effect. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Very: In the hands of an experienced doc go to augs.Org to find a doc you need someone whose done at least 60 of them i've done over 500 and some docs thousands 1/4th of the nurses in our surgery dept have gotten them they can tell u who to see. ...Read more

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What can be done for stress incontinence during running?

What can be done for stress incontinence during running?

Many options: Their are many options for stress incontinence including kegel exercises, pelvic floor therapy, bulking agents and slings to name a few. Some treatments can also be performed at home using InTone or a similar device. To determine what is best for you then see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some effective stress management techniques?

To address stress:: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Can nightly walking relieve the stress of caregiving?

Can nightly walking relieve the stress of caregiving?

Yes: Walking as a physical activity is good for you overall and is good to relieve any kind of stress. It will also take you out of the stressful environment, even if not for long. In addition to waking, you can do deep breathing, relaxation and taking small breaks to help take the edge of stress during your caregiving time. ...Read more

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Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Effective for many: Performed by urologists ; uro-gynecologists after suitable urodynamic studies have been performed. Presume you developed after childbirth ; sling has been advised. This is s a very satisfactory treatment option, however might be good to delay until after a future pregnancy if you intend to have any more children. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. It is caused by pressure increasing in the abdomen, and results in the ...Read more