Modest Weight Loss Can Regain Continence

The Journal of Obstentrics and Gynecology presented new research this week that shows losing body weight is one of the easiest ways you can reduce urinary incontinence.

The study, involving 338 overweight women, produced evidence that women who dropped 5-10% of their body weight over a six month period saw reductions of up to 70% of incontinence episodes. This modest level of weight loss was seen over a 6 month period with a 12-month weight maintenance program.

There are many treatment options for incontinence, or ways to manage it. Losing weight is a common suggestion for most health problems including many common ailments like stress, snoring and sleeplessness. And now more than ever, losing a little weight to help incontinence is a small price to pay for a better quality of life.