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Will weight loss or diet changes help improve urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Can help

Weight loss can often help improve stress urinary incontinence by relieving pressure on the bladder.

In brief: Can help

Weight loss can often help improve stress urinary incontinence by relieving pressure on the bladder.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Agreed. In the exercise that should be associated with weight loss can also be very beneficial with stress and conference.
Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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