More information on urinary incontinence is available at these websites recommended by the U.S.News & World Report library.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
This website comes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. On the subject of urinary incontinence, there are separate fact sheets targeted to women, men, and children. You can use the printable Daily Bladder Diary to track your activities, and you can follow the instructions and diagrams that show how to perform exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles. Many of these materials are also available in Spanish.
This site walks the reader through information about urinary incontinence, from risk factors and diagnosis to treatment and coping. There is an explanation of the different types of tests your doctor may need to perform to diagnose the cause, along with an article explaining how to do Kegel exercises, which may help prevent or manage incontinence.
This website, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, is a good place to start your search. The site compiles resources and articles from a range of trustworthy sources. As well as an overview of symptoms and treatment options, the site offers such features as a glossary of terms, links to organizations, and a list of clinical trials. There is also a section with resources targeted to children, men, women, and seniors.
Simon Foundation for Continence
The Simon Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to remove the stigma of incontinence. The group encourages patients to speak openly with their healthcare providers, since incontinence may be the symptom of another medical condition. The website features articles about treatments and ways to cope with the condition. Users may also browse the online message boards, read personal stories, or sign up to receive the group's quarterly newsletter.
National Association for Continence (NAFC)
This private, nonprofit group works to provide education and advocacy on behalf of people suffering from incontinence. There is information for patients with a range of conditions. Users can call a toll-free number or search the website to locate nearby care providers who are experienced in this field. The site also offers an online discussion forum, a quarterly E-mail newsletter, and links to clinical trials and studies.
Last reviewed on 1/29/10
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