Do the Bladder Dance! It Helps Urinary Incontinence

One in four women suffers from urinary incontinence, and it especially hits women 70 or older. One possible solution? Boogie, baby. That’s right – a new study found that a video that included a fun dance regimen in addition to exercises to strengthen pelvic-floor muscles helped women cut down on frequent trips to the bathroom. Incontinence, or involuntary urine leakage, is caused by problems with the muscles and nerves that help to hold or release urine. Strengthening those muscles with …

Botox For Your….Bladder?

Botox may be better known for smoothing wrinkles, but a new study finds that it can greatly help women with overactive bladders achieve more normal lives. The Atlantic magazine reports that the largest study to date has found that Botox is effective at calming the muscles that cause women to have urinary incontinence. The study, conducted in the United Kingdom, was published online in European Urology. The 240 women in the study had severely overactive bladders that had not responded to standard …