7 Hints for Better Bladder Control

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Work, family, friends. Exercising, volunteering, traveling. You've got a life to live, and overactive bladder doesn't have to slow you down. Here's how to manage this condition every day so you can focus on moving ahead—not making your next pit stop.

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Medical References

  1. What I Need to Know About Bladder Control for Women, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/bcw_ez/);
  2. Traveling with IBD, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (http://www.ccfa.org/travel);
  3. Travelling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (http://www.ccfc.ca/English/info/brochures/Travel_with_IBD_E.pdf);
  4. Overactive Bladder FAQs, Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation (http://www.cobfoundation.org/OAB/OABFAQ.html);
  5. Lifestyle and Behavioral Changes: Improving Urinary Urgency, Frequency, and Urge Incontinence, American Urogynecologic Society (http://www.mypelvichealth.org/Portals/0/Lifestyle%20changes.pdf);
  6. Find a Bathroom, National Association for Continence (http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/find-a-bathroom/);
  7. Urgency Incontinence, National Association for Continence (http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/types-of-incontinence/urge-incontinence/);
  8. Overactive Bladder Treatment – NAFC Overactive Bladder Treatment, National Association for Continence (http://www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/types-of-incontinence/urge-incontinence/overactive-bladder-...;
  9. Urinary Incontinence, National Institute on Aging (http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/urinary.htm);

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