Urinary Incontinence Evaluation & Treatment
What is Urinary Incontinence?
It is only natural for us to want to have control of every aspect of our lives, so when it comes to not being in control of the release of your urine, it can feel embarrassing. Our doctors at OBGYN Pavilion want you to know that you are not alone in this, about 200 million people worldwide are affected by Urinary Incontinence. Urinary Incontinence is when you can no longer control the release of your urine. It increases with age as it has been found to occur in older people.
OBGYN Pavilion can help Evaluate and Treat the Four Types of Urinary Incontinence:
1. Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence is the release of urine involuntary from putting pressure on the bladder by laughing, coughing, sneezing and exercise. This can be caused by pregnancy or giving birth since the pelvic muscles may be stretched and damaged during this time. However pregnancy is not the only factor that can contribute to stress incontinence. Aging, being overweight or participating in high impact sports could also cause lack of bladder control.
2. Overactive Bladder
Is when you urgently need to urine and involuntarily release the urine. This can be caused by Parkinson’s disease, urinary tract infection, spasm of bladder muscles, and multiple sclerosis. Invasive testing is not always needed treat patients.
3. Mixed Incontinence
Women who have both stress incontinence and overactive bladder are said to have mixed incontinence. If you have both, our doctors at Pavilion for Women’s Health can help treat your most discomforting symptoms.
4. Overflow Incontinence
Overflow incontinence occurs when you have a “leakage” of urine or a small amount of urine that drips. If you can’t empty your bladder every time you go to the bathroom you may also have an overflow incontinence. This could be caused by medications, nerve damage, and weakened bladder muscles. In men it could also be caused by problems with the prostate.
Urinary Incontinence Treatment:
To treat this condition our doctors will start by giving you the least invasive treatments first or provide you with treatments that best fits your situation.
- Bladder training
- Scheduled toilet trips
- Fluid and diet management
- Double voiding
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises
- Electrical stimulation
- Interventional therapies
- Medical devices
- Absorbent pads and catheters
Pavilion for Women’s Health
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