Category Archives: Bladder health

Can you prevent bladder infections by changing your diet?

Many women suffer with frequent bladder infections that make their lives miserable.  These infections can also be difficult to treat, which is frustrating for the patient and physician. Can natural methods help to prevent bladder infections from recurring?  That’s what … Continue reading

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Urinary infections. What to do about them and how to prevent them.

Urine is made by the kidneys, which filter the blood and take out extra fluid and wastes.  The urine goes to the bladder where it’s stored until you go to the bathroom.  But although urine is a waste product it … Continue reading

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What is urine and what can it tell us about our health?

If you just flush it, take a second look.  Doctors have always looked at and tested urine to find out more about their patients’ health.  Here’s a look at what yours could tell you about your health.

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Why can’t I pee? All about acute urinary retention (AUR).

Urinary retention means that you can’t pass urine.  It’s often painful as the bladder is full, and the condition needs medical attention. There are 2 types of urinary retention: Acute – which in medical terms, means coming on fairly suddenly, … Continue reading

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Surgery for stress incontinence.

If you have been diagnosed with stress incontinence then surgery to correct an anatomical problem may help in severe cases.  Because of the risks of surgery and anaesthesia, it is usually the last resort for most women. In this article … Continue reading

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A guide to urinary incontinence products.

There is a bewildering choice of products for people who suffer with incontinence.  A product that’s right for one person may not be right for another so the golden rule for looking for the right product for you or your … Continue reading

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Treatment for an overactive bladder.

Urge incontinence happens when the bladder muscle contracts and makes you feel that you want to pass urine (pee) when it’s not the right time to do so.  It can be very distressing because of its unpredictable nature.

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Do herbal remedies work for an over active bladder?

If you’re thinking about exploring herbal remedies for an overactive bladder problem (or any other medical problem) it’s important to remember 4 things.

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Dealing with urinary incontinence.

Some women find there’s a leak of urine when they laugh or cough.  Some men and women know where every public convenience is in the places they visit and don’t like going to new places because they can’t be sure … Continue reading

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Getting your head around urinary incontinence. The psychological problems and how to deal with them.

A study of women who suffer with incontinence problems showed that many wait an average of 5-12 years before asking their doctor for help.  And then it’s often what doctors call a ‘door handle comment’ – you’ve finished your consult … Continue reading

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