Stress-induced incontinence is a problem for many women. According to Dr. Andrew Rubman, naturopathic physician and author of Bottom Line’s “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” blog, women are more likely to suffer from incontinence than men because of differences in their anatomy. But there are steps that women can take to offset these differences. Kegel exercises can strengthen the valve that holds in urine. Inverted postures in yoga can help by increasing blood circulation to the pelvis, which results in healthier tissue. Finally, the trace mineral selenium helps improve immune function and helps remove unhealthy microorganisms from the body.

Andrew Rubman, ND, is a teacher as well as a physician, helping his patients make better-informed choices about their healthcare and become better consumers of both traditional and conventional medical options.  He is also a member of the Bottom Line Personal Panel of Experts. For more great tips from Dr. Rubman, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” or visit his website,

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