Incontinence Topic Guide
Incontinence: Urinary incontinence is when there's an involuntary loss of urine. There are many types of incontinence, including urge incontinence (overactive bladder), mixed incontinence, reflex incontinence, and stress incontinence. Potential causes of incontinence include overactive bladder muscles, weak bladder muscles, blockage of urine flow, and nerve damage. Treatment may involve dietary changes and exercise, including Kegel exercises and using vaginal weights.
Prolapsed Uterus Prolapsed uterus is a condition where a portion or all of the uterus prolapses into our outside of the vagina. Causes of prolapsed uterus include pregnancy, obesity, menopause, advanced age, excessive weight lifting, and conditions that strain the abdomen (chronic coughing with bronchitis, asthma, or constipation). Treatment of a prolapsed uterus is surgery or a pessary.
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