Tag: incontinence

Understanding Incontinence

Treatment, Incontinence, Menopause, Childbirth,

Knowledge is power when it comes to medical conditions. Urinary incontinence is no exception. Incontinence comes in many forms. From a few leaks post-pregnancy to a complete loss of bladder control. It’s important to remember that this condition is not a disease; rather it’s a symptom. It’s necessary to become familiar with the different forms so you know which treatment to seek. To get you started here is a brief…

How to find the right underwear fit

We all know a new pair of shoes, a great haircut or a shiny top can make us feel like a million dollars. When you look good you tend to feel good. However, there is one aspect of self-care that tends to be overlooked – wearing the right underwear. In 2005, Oprah Winfrey hosted a “bra intervention,” claiming that 85 percent of women were wearing the wrong size bra. If…

Kate Winslet talks urine loss on British TV

Kate Winslet talks about incontinence

Kate Winslet reveals incontinence in British TV show By Kirsten van der Kolk Last week actress Kate Winslet hit the nail on the head: stress urinary incontinence is a taboo. Whilst on a British talk show she confessed that she regularly pees her pants whilst sneezing or during sports. Just like LSG, I too completely agree this taboo must be broken. For social designer Julia van Zanten this topic (incontinence)…