Incontinence is an extremely common condition that many women endure unnecessarily because they are reluctant or embarrassed to seek medical treatment. It may help to know that this isn’t just a women’s issue, and it’s not just about getting old. In fact, more than 13 million Americans experience incontinence, including men and women as well as young adults and children.
Urinary incontinence is most often noticed when coughing or sneezing, and leakage can range from mild to severe. Our medical team can offer effective treatment options for patients experiencing any degree of this problem.
CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS
There are multiple risk factors for female urinary incontinence, including but not limited to pregnancy and vaginal birth, obesity, a previous hysterectomy, bladder stones or frequent bladder infections.
Our specialists can offer several options for women suffering from urinary incontinence. The most common treatment options include behavior therapy and medication. Behavior therapy can include restricting fluid consumption to certain times and training the bladder by scheduling visits to the bathroom. Other options may include employment of a medical device or surgical intervention to better support or strengthen the bladder. Our specialists can help you determine which course of treatment may work best for your particular condition and lifestyle.