Exercise-Induced Urinary Incontinence

This post was originally published on OregonLive.com on December 11, 2009 and was our top-read post of all time, so we’ve moved it here.

Runners at the Portland Marathon

Ladies, this post is for you. 30%-40% of women are bothered by exercise-induced urinary incontinence.A topic that I have long wanted to write about is exercise-induced urinary incontinence, aka, leaking urine when you run. Why? Because it’s more common than you might think, and if even one runner gets treatment and enjoys running more because of this post, I will be happy. It’s a health problem. No pee jokes or pelvis jokes – this is serious stuff. Dr. Virginia Smith, an OBGYN with Kaiser Permanente, was kind enough to answer my questions about the condition for our blog. She explains that the term “stress urinary incontinence” is the medical term for urinary incontinence that occurs during physical stress, which includes not only running but even actions as common as sneezing. “Exercise-induced urinary incontinence” is simply a descriptive term for urinary incontinence that happens specifically when exercising.

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Don’t Fight the Nite With Prostate Enlargement

Nearly every man over the age of 50 experiences symptoms of prostate gland enlargement.  The symptoms are going to the bath room frequently, poor force of the urine stream, dribbling after urination and perhaps the most troublesome of all is getting up at night to urinate.  Every night, between 12 and 15 million men in the U.S. are likely to have loss of sleep because of an enlarged prostate gland.  This article will discuss the purpose of the prostate gland and what treatment options are available for this common condition.

The prostate gland is typically the size and shape of a walnut and is located in the lower part of the pelvis, below the bladder. It envelops the urethra, the tube through which urine flows from the bladder out of the body. When the prostate gland grows bigger – which happens to virtually every man as he ages – it can compress the urethra and make it difficult to pass urine.

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Majority of men are not aware of Prostate gland. They might hear it from the doctor while experiencing any problem or disease related to Prostate gland. What is the function of this gland? What problems can we might get with this gland? When it’s appropriate time to call the doctor when having a problem? These are common questions arising in the minds of men. So, the best way is to get information to deal this aspect of men’s health. Here, we briefly explain the basics of Prostate gland and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – a common condition associated with this gland.


It is a small gland and an important part of male reproductive system. It has a walnut like shape and size. It exists below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds urethra, a tube in the penis carrying urine from the bladder out of the body.



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