Know how to control urinary incontinence without surgery

Urinary incontinence can severely affect one’s quality of life. There are ways to manage the problem without even thinking about surgery

Know how to control urinary incontinence without surgeryAn overactive bladder (also known as urge incontinence) causes a sudden urge to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full. For some people, it’s simply a nuisance. For others, the urge can’t be controlled, which leads not only to incontinence but also to a potentially severe negative impact on their quality of life. Bladder training […]

Breath analyser could soon help detect cancer

UK researchers have developed a new breath analyser device called the Breath Biopsy device. This could help diagnose cancer

Breath analyser could soon help detect cancerThe device is a hand held easy-to-use contraption that can help detect the molecules associated with cancer exhaled by the patients. This could pave the way for a simple and cheap method for detecting cancers early and save millions of lives. A two year trial is on at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge which is recruiting […]

Scientists develop implantable device to treat overactive bladder

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have developed an implantable device that could one day help people with bladder problems, without the need for electronic stimulators or medication

Scientists develop implantable device to treat overactive bladderA beam of light may one day be the solution to an overactive bladder or urinary incontinence. An implant that uses LED lights to stimulate nerves has been found to restore bladder control in rats. People with bladder dysfunction experience frequent and uncontrollable urges to urinate before their bladder is full. The condition is caused […]

More awareness on prostrate health needed among people

 Enlargement of the prostate that is not a result of cancer is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Incidence of BPH, one of the most common conditions affecting adult men, increases dramatically after the age of 50. BPH also called prostate gland enlargement - is a common condition as men get older

More awareness on prostrate health needed among peopleAs men get older, their body changes in ways one can’t always control. For most men, one of those changes comes with the growing prostate. Aging men tend to have larger prostates than younger men. When the country is celebrating prostate cancer awareness month this September, it is important to know more about it Prostatitis […]

Obesity can contribute to leaky bladder problems, finds study

Australian researchers found that obese women were twice as likely as those at normal weight to leak urine, according to a paper in Obesity Reviews

Obesity can contribute to leaky bladder problems, finds studyYoung and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say. The effect was smaller among women who were overweight but not obese. These women were 35 per cent more likely to be incontinent compared to normal-weight women. While urine leakage may not severely impact health, […]

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in women

An infection which is found in any part of the urinary system, say your kidneys, ureters, bladder and  urethra,  is  called  a  Urinary  Tract  Infection (UTI). It is very important to know what to look for and what you must do about it, in order to keep yourself comfortable and prevent a UTI from turning into a serious infection

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in womenThe second most common type of infection, an UTI can cause considerable anxiety and morbidity amongst women. Just treating the infection is not enough; Prophylaxis or preventive action should be advocated. Incidence of infection in females increases directly with sexual activity and child-bearing. 25-30% of women between the age group of 20-40 years will get […]

Man born without a penis now has a ‘bionic’ one

A British man who was born without a penis is looking forward to losing his virginity after having a revolutionary penile implant. He was born without a penis in a one-in-20-million condition

Man born without a penis now has a ‘bionic’ oneA 44-year-old British man, Andrew Wardle, was born without a penis, He successfully underwent a series of operations at London’s University Hospital that gave him a £50,000 penile implant last Friday. Mr Wardle, from Greater Manchester, can now have a normal sexual relationship say the team of doctors treating him. As an experiment his implant […]

Being inactive interlinked with bladder problems in middle-aged men

Middle-aged men who spent at least 10 hours a day sedentary had a 15% increased risk of developing bladder problems, compared with those who spent less than five hours sitting daily, according to a study in BJU International

Being inactive interlinked with bladder problems in middle-aged menMiddle-aged men who are sedentary much of the day and don’t get a lot of exercise are more likely to develop bladder and urinary tract symptoms than their peers who sit less, a Korean study suggests. Researchers examined data on 69,795 men who were 40 years old on average and didn’t have a history of […]

Know about urinary tract infection, its causes, symptoms and remedies

Urinary tract infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body's defences in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics

Know about urinary tract infection, its causes, symptoms and remediesUrinary tract infection, also referred to as UTI, is caused due to the microbes such as bacteria infecting the urinary tract. The majority of the urinary tract infections are caused by the E-coli bacteria, which is usually found in the digestive system of a human body. Sometimes women face recurrent UTI’s as well. People of […]

How to deal with urinary incontinence, its types and treatment

Urinary incontinence, often called loss of bladder control, is the unwanted loss or leak of urine. It is a symptom, not a disease, caused by a variety of conditions, common in millions of women which can be a source of great embarrassment

How to deal with urinary incontinence, its types and treatmentOne out of every four women has urinary incontinence after the age of 30 years, and 8 out of 10 who are affected, mistakenly believe that incontinence is a normal part of ageing. They believe that it is a temporary problem which would go away on its own or they would have to just live […]