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Many women with urinary incontinence don't seek treatment

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.

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