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Why You Should Pay Closer Attention to Your Kidneys

  As March is National Kidney Month, we wanted to take a second to discuss the many functions the kidneys serve in your overall health. In addition to that, we also wanted to show how problems that could potentially cause kidney issues could also increase the risk of urinary incontinence, making it extremely important to give your kidneys a second look.   What Do the Kidneys Do?   Your kidneys are responsible for filtering up to 200 liters of blood every day. They maintain healthy levels of sodium, potassium, and acid content. They are also responsible for regulating blood pressure…. Read More

How Does Heart Disease Affect Incontinence?

As February is American Heart Month, we just wanted to take a second and discuss how heart conditions could increase the risk of incontinence. We all know the many dangers of heart disease, but the link between heart disease and incontinence is rarely listed. This is why we have provided the following short guide so you can be more informed on the connection and take the necessary steps to prevent and/or treat the condition – whether that means changing some habits, purchasing adult incontinence supplies for everyday use, or discussing changing medications with your doctor.   Why Does Heart Disease… Read More

Tips for Managing Female Incontinence Symptoms in the Winter

  Now that we’re about a month into the winter season, it’s as important as ever for women who have suffered symptoms of urinary incontinence in the past to take special precaution. In addition to the colder temperatures and snow, winter is also known for the presence of the flu virus. We are in the middle of the flu season, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  This means coughing, sneezing, and other symptoms that increase the likelihood of experiencing leakage.  In addition to that, most women sweat less in the winter, meaning they’re more likely to… Read More

Protecting Your Baby During and After Pregnancy

  Did you know that January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month? According to the latest available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 33 babies in the United States will be born with a birth defect. This amounts to one every four and a half minutes. Birth defects account for 1 in five infant deaths in the United States, and they can range from facial structural issues like cleft palate to spinal conditions like spina bifida As a parent, there are things you can do during your pregnancy to minimize the risk of your baby sustaining a… Read More

What Is the Connection between Urinary Incontinence and Diabetes?

  November is American Diabetes Month, a time where the medical community and different advocacy groups make the general public aware of diabetes prevention and management. Diabetes is largely a preventable epidemic as the strong majority of diagnoses are for type 2 diabetes where obesity and lack of exercise are known risk factors. Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, accounts for as little as five percent of diagnoses.   According to 2012 statistics found in the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 Americans have some form of diabetes. Nearly 8 million… Read More

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