Category Archives: Incontinence

How Can Alkaline Water Affect Bladder Health?

Alkaline refers to the pH level of the water. The pH level measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0-14. For example, lemon juice (pH 2) and vinegar (pH 3) are both very acidic, while baking soda (8-9 pH) and milk of magnesia (10-11 pH) are both very alkaline. At […]

Stop Stress Incontinence!

Stress incontinence (involuntary urinary leakage) is a condition, usually in women, in which you involuntarily urinate when pressure in the abdomen increases. This involuntary leakage may occur while coughing, sneezing, jumping or running as a result of weakened or damaged muscles in the pelvic floor. A statistic from Phoenix Physical Therapy states, “Stress urinary incontinence, […]

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the inability to control urine. An estimated 13 million adults (men and women) of all ages suffer from UI. Dysfunctional voiding patterns and leakage also occur in children of all ages. There are four basic types of incontinence.

Stress incontinence is when urine leaks out when stress (pressure) is put on the bladder, for example […]

What Does a PT Do for Urinary Incontinence

As many of you may know that a physical therapists can help people to exercises with weights to help with strengthening or they can teach someone how to use crutches after surgery to help them walk. But how can physical therapists help with bladder or bowel problems like incontinence? The pelvic floor muscle is a skeletal muscle just like other muscles […]

Preventing and Treating Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is a condition, usually in women, in which you involuntarily urinate when pressure in the abdomen increases suddenly, as in coughing or jumping. This tends to happen because the pelvic floor muscles have been weakened or damaged, causing the bladder to leak. The two biggest causes of stress incontinence are menopause and damage […]

You Don’t Have to Live with Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence?  Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control that causes urine leakage before you can reach a restroom. If you suffer from UI, you are not alone. Almost 25 million people suffer from UI and 75%-80% of those people are women. While millions of people have UI, there are many different […]

Incontinence Fads and Fixes

Fad  Drinking Less Water with Incontinence  Many people with incontinence and leakage believe if they drink less water then they wont leakage, but that is far from the truth. Incontinence is leakage that occurs because of the loss of bladder control. This happens a lot in patients when they sneeze, cough, exercising, or exert any […]

Could You Have Stress Incontinence?

Stress Incontinenece: This condition may occur when the muscles around the urethra become weak.  Even small amounts of physical stress, including everyday activities such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercising, even walking briskly, can cause the release of urine. The good news is that, in may cases, overactive bladder, or stress incontinence can be successfully managed […]