Not going to the bathroom on a regular basis can be harmful to your bladder and other organs in the urinary system. A typical adult will go to the bathroom 4 to 7 times a day, but it depends on your personal body and individual factors including age, size of bladder, medical conditions, and bladder […]
The Dangers of Not Going to the Bathroom
Male vs. Female Urinary Incontinence
Male vs. Female Urinary Incontinence What You Need to Know Urinary incontinence affects millions of people including both men and women. For both male and female urinary systems, the organs include kidneys, the bladder, ureters, and the urethra. Around 18 million women in the United States deal with urinary incontinence compared to 3.4 million men. Besides age, constipation, […]
There is no discrimination when it comes to who “should” live a healthy lifestyle- it includes all of us, don’t you think? Declining health does not focus on one ethnicity, sex, race, religion, or age. Sometimes declining health is a wakeup call to start making changes; however, prevention is the best solution to a potential […]
DO NOT FEAR, GET IN GEAR
These days it seems like every news outlet, social media platform, and Lord knows what else is buzzing with speculation over what is going to happen with healthcare. Will they abolish Medicaid? What will happen with Medicare? Will disability benefits be cut? These are tough things to consider. Many people are concerned, some even terrified […]
Holistic Kidney Health
As a survivor of spinal cord injury for almost twenty-three years I have been blessed with very good kidney health. Sadly, many of those in a similar situation have not been as fortunate. I recognize that not all conditions have the same cause and not everyone reading this may have a spinal cord injury, but […]
Resolve To Be Resolute
Top 5 incontinence memes – updated!
A while back, we posted the top 5 incontinence memes. Believe it or not, this post has been one of the most popular posts on our blog. So now we would like to bring you this updated top 5 list!
What is this OAB I keep hearing about?
Over Active Bladder or OAB, as it is commonly referred to, is a term that you will usually hear or read about when the topic of discussion is urinary incontinence. Whenever you see a commercial on TV for a drug that is used to treat urinary incontinence, you will usually hear about an “over active […]
10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Urinary Incontinence
All the fluids we drink affect our urinary cycles, but some fluids (such as coffee and beer) have a greater impact, since they are diuretic bladder irritants. Even fruit juices can increase the urge to urinate, as their acidic content irritates our bladders. If frequent urination at night is an issue, controlling the timing and […]
Understanding Incontinence is Your Best Defense
There are some unbelievable stories that float around concerning urinary incontinence. I like to term these stories, “Incontinence myths.” I’ll do my best to explain the difference between incontinence myths and true facts, as believing the myths can harm your ability to deal effectively with you urinary incontinence.