Forty-three percent of 50- to 64-year-old women and 51% of 65- to 80-year-old women answering the National Poll on Healthy Aging said they had experienced urinary incontinence, but two-thirds said they had not sought advice from a health care provider and only 38% were doing Kegel exercises. Treatments and prevention strategies, including physical therapy, exist for both stress and urge incontinence, says female pelvic medicine specialist Dr. Carolyn Swenson.
Many women with urinary incontinence don't seek treatment
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