How can biofeedback help treat urinary incontinence?

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Both men and women can make use of biofeedback, a technique that uses a device to detect information about a biological function (for example, heart rate, skin temperature, or muscle tension) and provide feedback so you can gain greater awareness and control over that function. In the case of incontinence, biofeedback can help you identify pelvic floor muscles and learn to strengthen and control them in order to lessen stress incontinence (leaking when coughing or jumping), overactive bladder (frequent urination and urges to urinate), and mixed incontinence (a combination of both overactive bladder and stress incontinence).

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