Reducing Your Risk of Urinary Incontinence
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Urinary incontinence is often a symptom of another condition. It cannot always be prevented. Women can decrease their chances of developing stress incontinence by doing ]]>Kegel exercises]]> . This is especially helpful in women who have given birth, since childbirth weakens tissues around the bladder.
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The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 17th ed. Merck & Co.; 1999.
Last reviewed November 2008 by ]]>Adrienne Carmack, MD]]>
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