Bladder Control for women, and urinary incontinence information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Topics include menopause & bladder control, talking to your doctor and healthcare team about bladder control problems, and more. Site by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Exercising the pelvic muscles may improve bladder control without spending money on prescription drugs. These techniques, sometimes called Kegel exercises, are explained in good detail so people can do them the correct way.
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. Web site describes what IC and IC/PBS (painful bladder syndrome) are, the diagnosis and treatments. According to the Interstitial Cystitis Association website, 4 to 12 million may have IC. About twice as many women are affected as men. Service by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. Free 800 numbers to call
What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)? How does OAB differ from stress incontinence or leaky urine? The Urology Care Foundation states that as many as 30% of men and 40 percent of women in the United States live with OAB symptoms. Learn about symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, how a bladder diary might help, and treatment options. Includes information about what types of doctors and providers can help. Backed by the American Urological Association, which has a link to Find a Urologist near me.
A comprehensive list of kidney and urologic disease topics from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Consumer-friendly information on topics such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), dialysis, hemodialysis, kidney stones, transplants, urinary tract infection