Urinary Incontinence : How to Prevent and Treat this Inconvenient Problem
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“It’s normal at your age” is the message that many people get about
urinary incontinence. Yet, for the women who suffer from it, this condition
is embarrassing and hard to talk about. Urinary incontinence affects up
to 55% of women over 60, decreases quality of life and can lead to isolation,
depression and a loss of independence. However, it can be prevented,
treated and even cured without medication or surgery.
In a clear, precise and non-judgemental way, the first part of this guide
dispenses with taboos and describes the different types of incontinence
and its related factors. The second part includes a 12-week home-based
exercise program. These scientifically and clinically validated exercises have
shown to be very effective at treating this difficult condition. In fact, up
to 85% of women who practise the techniques to control urinary urgency
as well as the pelvic floor exercises described in this book are able to resolve
or significantly reduce their incontinence symptoms.



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Date de parution 01 avril 2022
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9782551267552
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 21 Mo

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How to Prevent and
Treat This Inconvenient
Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 1 22-02-22 13:32Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 2 22-02-22 13:32Montreal University
Institute of Geriatrics
Chantale Dumoulin
How to Prevent and Treat
This Inconvenient Problem
|CCSMTL Press|
Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 3 22-02-22 13:32Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Library and Archives
Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Dumoulin, Chantale
Urinary Incontinence: How to Prevent and Treat This Inconvenient Problem
(Montreal University Institute of Geriatrics Collection)
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-2-551-25957-1
1. Urinary incontinence in old age I. Title.
RC921.I5D85 2016 616.6’2 C2015-941781-3
Cover photo: Haniel Occo
Illustrations: Madeleine Leduc
Graphic design and layout: Nicole Tétreault
Photos and illustrations, pages 45 and 46:
www.kotex.com, www.alwaysdiscreet.com, www.fligrame.com
www.id-direct.com, www.weareverincontinence.com, www.tena.com
Montreal University Institute of Geriatrics Collection

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Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 4 22-02-22 13:32I would like to dedicate this book to:
Dr. Jo Laycock (Jo),
I feel very lucky to have you as my mentor. Thank you for the
skills you have taught me and for sharing your insights and
perspectives into our field during our long discussions while
walking the dog. Your leadership, energy and passion have
inspired me to become the researcher I am today while
remaining a clinician at heart. I’ll forever be grateful to you.
Ms. Lesley Kelley-Régnier,
It was through Jo that I was introduced to you, many years ago.
Thank you for your help in editing my abstracts, manuscripts and
grant applications over the years. Thank you too for
translating and adapting the questionnaires for our research.
Your invaluable contributions to our work have always pushed
me to do better. You have become not only a
great teammate, but also a true friend.
Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 5 22-02-22 13:32Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 6 22-02-22 13:32Acknowledgments
Thank you to my students, whose academic research contributed to
this publication: Joanie Mercier, Sarah Fradet, Gabrielle
MacHabéeSéguin, Valérie Elliott, Gabrielle Carrier-Noreau, Véronique Longpré
and Catherine Desrochers.
Thank you to my mother, Micheline Dumoulin, who agreed to
model for the photos in this guide.
Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 7 22-02-22 13:32Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 8 22-02-22 13:32Foreword
Unsurprisingly, most people do not talk about urinary incontinence,
the accidental loss of urine, on a daily basis. Perhaps we should.
Incontinence is common in women after menopause and becomes
increasingly frequent as they age. Up to one in four women in Canada
over the age of 65 think that it’s completely normal to wet oneself
simply because of one’s age, and this simply is not true. Women
are also largely unaware of potential treatments for improving or
perhaps even curing this condition. On average, women wait up to
3½ years before plucking up the courage to seek health care advice.
This is unacceptable, and it is up to the health care system and its
practitioners to improve the situation.
Here, Chantale Dumoulin has authored this excellent book which
outlines the underlying causes of incontinence and provides advice
on the management and treatment of this condition using lifestyle
adjustments and pelvic floor muscle re-education, as part of an
intensive three-month program and then maintenance exercises
to maintain benefit.
Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 9 22-02-22 15:26 
10 Urinaryincontinence
Chantale Dumoulin is an internationally recognized researcher in
physiotherapy and an expert in the management of incontinence,
with many years’ experience in carefully designed and evaluated
non-invasive non-drug treatments. I have no doubt that many who
use the information presented here will benefit from her experience
and sage advice and will regain control of their lives and bladders.
I also hope that you, the reader, will pass on the information to
others you know with similar bladder problems. They are treatable.
Professor of Healthy Aging
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, and
Professor of Continence Sciences
Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 10 22-02-22 15:26The Author
Chantale Dumoulin, PhD, PT, is a Professor and Director of the Graduate
Program in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation at the School of Rehabilitation
in the Faculty of Medicine of Université de Montréal. She is also
the Canadian Research Chair in Urogynecological Health and Aging
at the CInstitutes of Health Research and Director of the
Incontinence and Aging Laboratory at the Research Centre of the
Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (Montreal University
Institute of Geriatrics) of the CIUSSS du
Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-deMontréal (CCSMTL).
Incontinence_urinaire_anglais_final.indd 11 22-02-22 13:32

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