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Heart Disease and Incontinence

February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease strikes someone in the United States every 43 seconds. It’s not uncommon for heart issues to be related to urologic conditions. In fact, more than half of all people with heart failure have issues with urinary incontinence.

It’s often that medication for heart failure will reduce the buildup for excess fluid in the body. These medications are fast-acting to stimulate your kidneys and will make your trips to the bathroom more frequent. They can often product a sudden urgency and even result in waking up in the middle of the night to urinate. Some people can often have issues with leaking urine.

It’s important not to stop medication related to your heart condition. However, you should consult with your physician about it especially when you feel like the medication plays a role. Sometimes changing the time of day you take the medication can help. Incontinence can also be managed in other ways possibly without adjusting your heart medication.

Don’t view the incontinence as a secondary issue you’ll have to live with, because when left untreated, incontinence can lead to more health problems. The most important thing is to talk to your doctor about the issue and the symptoms you’ve been having. He/she will know the best course of action to take to help the incontinence.

You can give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to discuss your condition or help you make an appointment. Call 1-877-321-8452.

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