Journal article

Yoga for treating urinary incontinence in women.

L Susan Wieland, Nipun Shrestha, Zohra S Lassi, Sougata Panda, Delia Chiaramonte, Nicole Skoetz

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence in women is associated with poor quality of life and difficulties in social, psychological and sexual functioning. The condition may affect up to 15% of middle-aged or older women in the general population. Conservative treatments such as lifestyle interventions, bladder training and pelvic floor muscle training (used either alone or in combination with other interventions) are the initial approaches to the management of urinary incontinence. Many women are interested in additional treatments such as yoga, a system of philosophy, lifestyle and physical practice that originated in ancient India. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of yoga for treating urinary in..

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