Tag Archives: Stress Urinary Incontinence

Lifestyle changes to Manage Stress Urinary Incontinence

Because of the embarrassment associated with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI),the condition is overwhelmingly under-reported, which means that most women aren’t getting the help we need to recover.  Most studies indicate that less than half of SUI cases are reported, and … read more

Study Confirms What We Already Knew

Women who have given birth vaginally and now have stress urinary incontinence won’t be shocked that a study has confirmed what we already knew – vaginal childbirth causes more long term incontinence than childbirth by caesarean section.  That makes sense, … read more

At the Urinary Gynecologist – True Confessions

For years, I’d casually mention stress incontinence as a concern during my annual physical exams, usually at the end of the exam when the doctor asks “any questions or health concerns?”.  In general the response was something like ‘oh, yeah, … read more

Long Term Emotional Impact of SUI

Stress urinary incontinence has a significant impact on women who have the condition.  Never knowing when you might leak a little (or a lot) can interfere with every aspect of living – from social interactions, sex life, the ability to … read more

Tens Pelvic Floor Exerciser

TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines are devices that emit low voltage current to stimulate nerves.  They’re often used as a means of providing pain relief (in sore muscles or tension headaches, for example) and yes, there are TENS machines … read more

No More Jumping on Trampolines

Stress Urinary Incontinence does not discriminate;  even award winning actresses have to manage the harsh reality of postpartum leaking. Interviewed by Graham Norton on BBC One, Kate Winslet admitted that she “can’t jump on trampolines anymore, I wet myself!” “When … read more

Pericoach Pelvic Floor Training

The PeriCoach is a pelvic floor training device by Australian company Analytica.  It combines a pelvic floor training sensor that you insert and squeeze against, along with an app to guide your training and track your progress. Your results can … read more

Leakers Anonymous

The truth is that most women who leak want to keep it anonymous because it’s embarrassing –  it takes the average woman about six years managing stress urinary incontinence before she will seek medical support, making SUI a highly under-reported … read more

Stress Urinary Incontinence is Stressful

Stress Urinary Incontinence Causing Stress

Is Stress Urinary Incontinence causing you stress?  Depending on how severe your condition is and what your recovery goals are, there are a number of different ways to handle SUI – from simply avoiding situations that may cause ‘stress’, all … read more