Urinary Incontinence Treatment

URINARY INCONTINENCE TREATMENT​

Overview

When the bladder loses control, it results into urine leakage while coughing or sneezing. This condition is called Urinary Incontinence. It usually occurs when people get old and can affect the quality of life. However, the condition can be stopped making lifestyle changes and with medical treatment.

Symptoms

Symptoms occur as the occasional, minor leaks of urine or moderate amount of urine frequently.
Types of urinary incontinence include:
  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
  • Overflow incontinence
  • Functional incontinence
  • Mixed incontinence

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Causes

Urinary incontinence can be caused by underlying medical conditions or physical problems.
Temporary urinary incontinence: It can be caused due to food habits, medications that can stimulate the bladder and increases the urine frequency. They are:
Alcohol
Caffeine
Carbonated drinks
Artificial sweeteners
Spicy and sugary foods
Heart and blood pressure medications

Urinary incontinence can also be caused by certain medical conditions such as:
Urinary tract infection can irritate the bladder causing the strong urges to urinate .
Constipation The hard stool in the rectum makes the nerves overactive and increase urinary frequency.

Persistent urinary incontinence can be caused by underlying physical problems :
Pregnancy
Childbirth
Aging
Menopause
Enlarged prostate
Prostate cancer
Neurological disorders

Treatment:

There are are many best treatment for urinary incontinence. 

Behavioral treatment: Through lifestyle changes, one can get relief from urinary incontinence. If you feel sudden urge to urinate then you need to avoid spicy foods, caffeine and carbonated drinks as it can irritate the bladder and worsen the condition. Some exercises such as Kegel can help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and can help people with stress incontinence. 

Drugs: Proper Medication anticholinergics/antimuscarinics (Detrol, Ditropan XL, Enablex, Oxytrol, Urispas, and Vesicare) can prevent bladder spasms. These are also prescribed for women with overactive bladder (OAB). Botox injections into the bladder can also reduce episodes of urinary incontinence.

Devices and absorbent products: There are protective pads and panty liners available in market which can help to treat the condition. Also, there are devices which can be inserted into the vagina to prevent urine leakage. 

Surgery: When any of the above treatment don’t provide enough relief then one can opt for urinary incontinence surgery. The surgical process can make the bladder to return to its normal position. There are nerve stimulators which can control the pelvic floor area and change contractions within the pelvic floor.

When to Seek Treatment for Urinary Incontinence?
When you suspect the symptoms of urinary incontinence, you should consult it with a doctor.

Where to Go for Urinary Incontinence Treatment?
To treat the condition of urinary incontinence treatment, consult your doctor. Brief about the symptoms you are facing and discuss about bladder control problems to your doctor. Make sure to consult a specialized doctor which includes urogynecologists, gynecologists who deals with problems of the urinary tract system in men and women.

How Successful Is Treatment?
The treatment of urinary incontinence is successful in many cases as about 80% people condition got improved. The best results depends on the correct diagnosis and treatment suggested by the doctor to improve the condition.

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