Dr Oz did a segment on an embarrassing condition called Stress Incontinence, which is where the slightest laugh or cough can make you leak urine. Doctor Oz said that 50 million women suffer from Stress Incontinence and that many of them are too ashamed to seek out help. Dr Oz, along with his Assistant-Of-The-Day, explained why Stress Incontinence happens and what you can do to help it, including a Super Exercise and a Collagen Injection.
Dr Oz: What Is Stress Incontinence?
When you laugh or cough, do you ever have urine squirt out? If so, you could be one of the many people with Stress Incontinence. Usually there is a kink in your urethra that keeps your pee from leaking out, but due to a variety of different causes, if the kink gets straightened out, the urine can leak out, especially if you are laughing or coughing.
Dr Oz: Super Exercise
Dr Oz said that one way to help with Stress Incontinence is to do The Super exercise. Stand with your legs crossed (one leg in front of the other), and push down like you are trying to sit and poop. This will help to strengthen your muscles.
Dr Oz: Collagen Injection for Incontinence
Dr Oz said that there is a new procedure for people with Stress Incontinence where your doctor injects collagen into the place where your bladder meets with your urethra. This helps prevent urine from leaking out. Dr Oz also mentioned that if you are overweight, you may be more prone to Stress Incontinence because you have extra weight squeezing down and straightening out the kink. Yet another good reason to lose weight in my book!