Yoga. Sneezing. Running. Laughing. Stretching. Do any of those words give you, or someone you know a touch of anxiety? Bladder leakage is a physical condition where you lose control over when and where you go to the bathroom. It’s normally associated with ageing, but common life experiences such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, prostate cancer, disease or injury mean that bladder leakage can happen across a variety of ages for a variety of different reasons. In our society, private parts...
One in SEVEN men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and experiencing bladder leakage post treatment is a common side effect. When we came across the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary who provide patient-focused support for men and their families, guiding them through the entire process, from initial consultation, treatment and after care - we asked them to share their knowledge, which they generously agreed to. In this post, we ask David Bateman from the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary...
Located between the hips, your pelvic floor is an area of muscles and tissues that act as a hammock to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum – all of which can play a part in causing bladder leakage. The pelvic floor muscles can become weakened as a result of surgery, aging, pregnancy, childbirth and excessive straining (sneezing, coughing, constipation etc). Luckily, there are ways to regain some of that pelvic floor strength – and kegel exercises are a great...
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