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Incontinence Due to Pelvic Floor Issues Affects Women With DM1 – Muscular Dystrophy News

Friday, 20 January, 2023

Incontinence Due to Pelvic Floor Issues Affects Women With DM1 – Muscular Dystrophy News

Pelvic floor disorders, including urinary and anal incontinence, are common in women with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and a cause of significant distress, according to a recent study in Canada.

“This study highlights the importance of screening these symptoms in a clinical setting and will help develop interventions to adequately treat these symptoms, taking into account the characteristics of the disease,” its researchers wrote.

Ways of addressing urinary incontinence — reported by 60% of the women in this study — “should be explored due to the high prevalence of this disorder,” the team added.

Read more at: https://musculardystrophynews.com/news/incontinence-pelvic-floor-disorders-common-women-dm1/

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