Could Healthier Sleep Lead to Healthier Weight?

Are you losing sleep because of your weight? For most of us, the answer is “probably.” Is there a link between healthy sleep and healthy weight? Definitely. Sleep disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea, affects a host of things that sabotage you getting to the healthy weight you’re looking for. First, people who are poorly rested tend to be sluggish and irritable and will reach for high sugar foods to give them a short-term energy

Drink Enough Fluids

Drinking Enough Fluids It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and then get rid of the unused waste. With age, some people may lose their sense of thirst. To further complicate matters, some medicines might make it even more important to have plenty of fluids. Drinking enough fluids every day also is essential if you exercise regularly. Check with your doctor, however,

Bladder: the Goal is Control

             Most women wait over six years before they tell their doctor if they struggle with bladder or bowel incontinence. Men wait even longer. Embarrassment leads to this delay in reaching out for help. Other times, people leave this issue unaddressed because they believe incontinence accompanies aging.                Pharmaceutical advertisements help shed light on this issue with promises to reduce the strong urge to urinate and stop dribbling for men and women in order to

Incontinence and Nutrition

The incontinence experts at Shield HealthCare have consulted with on-staff Registered Dietitians to provide this valuable information about the link between incontinence and nutrition.  How can the diet affect bladder control? Although there is no special diet to cure incontinence, there are certain dietary matters you should know about. Many people with bladder control problems reduce the amount of liquids they drink in the hope that they will urinate less. This can create highly concentrated, irritating

Common Urinary Issues

Q: What causes kidney stones? A: Kidney stones are a painful condition whereby stones form in the kidney and pass through the ureter into the bladder.  Usually the pain associated with kidney stones is caused by the passage of the stone into the bladder.  Surprisingly, most patients experience few symptoms when the stone leaves the bladder. There are multiple causes for kidney stones.  Most of the time though, there is no definable cause. The best