Experts Recommend Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

September 16, 2014 4:23 PM

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Urinary incontinence, which is the loss of bladder control, does not have to be treated with medication or surgery, experts report. According to the latest guidelines drafted by the American College of Physicians (ACP), women with different kinds of urinary incontinence can try nonsurgical treatments first, such as exercise routines that strengthen pelvic floor muscles, therapy to train the bladder and weight loss.

"Physicians should utilize nondrug treatments as much as possible for urinary incontinence," Dr. David Fleming, president of the ACP, said in a press release. "Although various drugs can improve UI and provide complete continence, adverse effects often lead many patients to stop taking their medicat...

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