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What is a Urine Flow Test (Uroflowmetry)

  What is a Urine Flow Test? A urine flow test calculates the speed of urine flow over time or "the flow rate". For this test, you will urinate into a special funnel that is connected to a measuring instrument. The instrument calculates the amount of urine, rate of flow in seconds, and the length of time until all urine has been passed. This information helps evaluate how well the lower urinary tract is working. It also helps figure out if there is a blockage of normal urine outflow (termed Bladder Outlet Obstruction, BOO) To get a good flow test you need to pass more than 150 mL of urine. To prepare it is best to drink plenty of water two...

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What Are Kegel Exercises for Women?

Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. You can do Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor muscle training, just about anytime. Many factors can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, including pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, aging, excessive straining from constipation or chronic coughing, and being overweight. You might benefit from doing Kegel exercises if you: Leak a few drops of urine while sneezing, laughing or coughing (stress incontinence) Have a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine (urinary incontinence) Leak stool (faecal incontinence) Kegel exercises can be done during pregnancy or after childbirth to try to prevent urinary incontinence.    

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What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is leaking of urine that you can't control. Many men and women suffer from urinary incontinence and many who do, do not tell anyone about their symptoms. They may be embarrassed, or they may think nothing can be done. So they suffer in silence. Urinary incontinence is not just a medical problem. It can affect emotional, psychological and social life. Many people who have urinary incontinence are afraid to do normal daily activities. They don't want to be too far from a toilet. Urinary incontinence can keep people from enjoying life. Many people think urinary incontinence is just part of getting older. But it's not It can be managed or treated. Talk to your doctor. Find out what treatment...

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    We are glad you decided to look into Our Profile... Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse or Sexually Transmitted Infections. These conversation topics are just not easy to talk about - even at the best of times! So what if something is not quite right? How can you raise these issues without an uneasy feeling? Being uncomfortable, maybe embarrassed to discuss such issues can often delay simple therapies or miss that opportunity altogether, turning a relatively simple problem into a complex medical problem...  Raising awareness for difficult conversations is what we do! The Profile Shop is a dedicated store for pelvic health needs, offering reliable products and resources in a single online location. The Team at The Profile Shop provide an efficient, discreet...

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