‘Prolapse’ is defined as: a slipping forward or down of a part or organ of the body. Several parts of the body, including the rectum, urethra, small bowel and uterus, can prolapse for a variety of different reasons. In today’s post we’re focusing on what causes prolapsing of the bladder, seeing as that’s the most common; however, note that side effects of any pelvic organ prolapse include bladder leakage, so read on for insight as to why. When you have a prolapsed...
When it comes to bladder control, it makes sense that certain beverages can affect how much you leak – but did you know that what you eat is just as important? Your pelvic floor is responsible for managing the mechanisms that make you pee. It’s made up of tissues and muscles that support the bladder, the rectum and the small intestine. Like any muscle group, it’s paramount that you keep your pelvic floor area strong by doing Kegel exercises and through...
One in SEVEN men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and experiencing bladder leakage post treatment is a common side effect. When we came across the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary who provide patient-focused support for men and their families, guiding them through the entire process, from initial consultation, treatment and after care - we asked them to share their knowledge, which they generously agreed to. In this post, we ask David Bateman from the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary...