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Incontinence Not a Natural Part of Aging

Treatment options are available

(HealthDay) -- Because many people don't like to discuss it, myths have grown up around the problem of incontinence.

One myth is that incontinence is an inevitable part of growing old. In fact, the underlying causes are often treatable, says the Texas Hospital Center. Another myth is that decreasing the amount of liquids you drink will cure the problem. In fact, cutting back on beverages can lead to dehydration and other problems.

The hospital urges you to talk to your doctor if you're incontinent. Possible treatments include exercises to strengthen the muscles around the bladder, medication, surgery and certain kinds of injections around the sphincter muscles.

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