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Urinary incontinence is common among older women. It can keep you from going out and enjoying life. Treatment can help reduce or even cure urinary incontinence.
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Eldercare at Home: Incontinence (Copyright © The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging) — This fact sheet discusses ways in which caregivers of older adults can encourage treatment for incontinence.
Kegel Exercises: How to Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles (Copyright © Mayo Foundation) — This fact sheet can be used a guide for people who want to learn how to properly perform Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
Loss of Bladder Control — This fact sheet describes problems one can have with their bladder, what causes these problems, what to ask your doctor or nurse, and the treatment options available.
Urinary Incontinence (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) — This publication provides information on the causes and types of urinary incontinence. It also discusses bladder training, Kegel exercises, and other forms of treatment.
What I Need to Know About Bladder Control for Women — This publication provides a comprehensive introduction to the causes, symptoms, and treatments for bladder control problems in women.
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National Association for Continence
National Institute on Aging, NIH, HHS
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, NIDDK, NIH, HHS
Content last updated August 12, 2010.
Resources last updated August 12, 2010.
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