Obesity almost doubles the risk of urinary incontinence (UI) in young and middle-aged women compared with women of normal weight, the authors of a new meta-analysis warn. These findings are significant because those with a history of even mild UI when young are more likely than women without such a history to have increasingly bothersome […]
“I had had three kids and was a bit leaky,” says Elaine Miller. Her experience is very common, so now she teaches others how to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. Squeeze along as she shares some exercises with a group of mums. Watch the video here.
Stress urinary incontinnce (SUI) is a common condition among women. The usual approach to treatment of SUI is a stepwise plan from conservative to surgical procedures. A vaginal pessary is one of the commonly used conservative treatments that offer symptomatic improvement for women with incontinence. This review provides a critical analysis of the benefits and […]
Prevalence and risk of sport types to stress urinary incontinence in sportswomen: A cross-sectional study. The objective of our study was to investigate the prevalence and risk of developing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in each type of high-intensity sport, and the associated impact on quality of life in sportswomen. This cross-sectional study was conducted between […]
Now, the UK’s top doctor has revealed her own ordeal to break the most embarrassing taboo of all ‘We women, after we’ve had babies, can be damaged so that we get incontinence and actually — I’ve never gone public about this — after my first child I could only go three yards before I peed […]
It’s like secret women’s business that few women know or want to talk about until it’s too late. Prolapse — it is a deeply personal horror story I’m living with along with many others, and I wish I had known more about it earlier. I feel like I have lost my freedom to do so […]
Johnson & Johnson has withdrawn from the market controversial devices at the centre of a class action against the pharmaceutical giant. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requested last year that all manufacturers of transvaginal sling and mesh update product information on the devices by January 17 to include warnings about potential adverse side effects. A […]
The idea that only prolapse mesh causes problems is ‘utter nonsense’ say campaigners as they take their fight to the House of Lords A plea has gone to the Government to suspend pelvic mesh implants until the true number of women suffering is known. Lord Phillip Hunt sent out the plea during a House of […]