28 December 2018

2018’s top 10 incontinent stories on Health24

Everything you need to know about incontinence – from pelvic floor exercises for men to how an incontinence nappy works.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 stories that helped readers figure out things like nocturia, or how to use an incontinence nappy.

Here are the top incontinence stories on Health24 this year: 

1. 8 incontinence myths busted

Don't use a sanitary pad for incontinence and having a baby is not guaranteed to cause bladder leaks. Here are eight myths about incontinence busted.

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2. How pelvic floor exercises can benefit men

Men may snicker at the thought of Kegels – the benefits, however, are nothing to scoff at.

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3. See: How an incontinence nappy works

Have you ever wondered exactly how an incontinence product works? Turns out it's fairly simple and quite ingenious. 


4. Yoga may be the right move against urinary incontinence

"Downward dog" your way to a healthy bladder.


5. 7 things never to say to an incontinence sufferer 

People who suffer from incontinence may feel uncomfortable talking about their condition. It is important to be considerate about their condition when talking to them.


6. How safe is vaginal mesh surgery for incontinence

Given the high rate of women coming forward with life-threatening complications, vaginal mesh surgery might not the best option for stress incontinence.

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7. Four tips on dealing with nocturia

Living with incontinence can have detrimental effects on your quality of life, especially when it affects your sleep.


8. 'I wet my bed after a few drinks' – alcohol and urinary incontinence

How strong is the link between alcohol and urinary incontinence? Can alcohol cause adult bed-wetting? Here's what you need to know.

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9. Female athletes are at risk for this condition

High impact sports could put women at risk of developing urinary incontinence.

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10. 5 tips on travelling with urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence shouldn't put a damper on any travel plans. Here are tips to manage the condition if you are going away these holidays.


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Dr Prenevin Govender completed his MBChB at the University of Cape Town in 2001. He obtained his Fellowship of the College of Urologists in 2009 and graduated with distinction for a Masters in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in 2010. His special interests include laparoscopic, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence surgery. He consults full-time at Life Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont.

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