Urinary incontinence is a common result of aging, though it is possible to experience it at any age due to various medical conditions. Losing control of your bladder is inconvenient at best, and embarrassing at worst. Thankfully urinary incontinence can be reduced or stopped using medical treatments or by making lifestyle changes. Women’s Health Group provides treatment options for incontinence of all severity levels from occasional leakage to spontaneous, uncontrollable urination.
What Types Of Urinary Incontinence Are There?
There are multiple types of urinary incontinence. Each one results from a different set of circumstances, and have different potential treatment methods. The following list represents the most common forms of incontinence.
- Stress incontinence – occurs as a result of typical daily activities and movements. This can include sneezing and laughing to simply laughing too hard. This condition affects 18 million adults in the US, with 85% of them being women.
- Urge Incontinence & Overactive Bladder – is another form of urinary incontinence that involves frequent and urgent needs to urinate that result in leakage or accidents. This condition can be the result of hormonal changes, urinary tract infection, medications, or dietary choices.
- Mixed Incontinence – The above two types of incontinence regularly occur in women. When the two types occur together, it is known as “Mixed Incontinence.”
- Transient Incontinence – This type is defined by incontinence that results from medication, severe constipation, mental impairment, urinary tract infections, or restricted mobility and is temporary in nature.
- Functional Incontinence – Those who experience complications that prevent them from moving, thinking, or being able to communicate the need to use the restroom may experience functional incontinence. This form commonly affects female nursing home residents, those of advanced age, and diseases like Alzheimer’s.
- Overflow Incontinence – Those who have a bladder that is continuously full to the point that it steadily leaks a stream of urine is said to have overflow incontinence. A urethra that has become blocked or weak bladder muscles can be a cause of this disease, often from nerve damage resulting from diabetes. This form of incontinence is rarer in women.
Treatment is possible for the majority of these conditions; it’s just a matter of speaking to your physician and determining the specifics of your case. Millions of people all over the US experience problems with incontinence every year, but help is available for patients suffering from any form of incontinence.
How The Women’s Health Group Can Help with Urinary Incontinence
Our team of women’s health specialists focus the specific concerns that can lead to urinary incontinence in women. If you want to learn what can be done to help reduce or eliminate your urinary incontinence, then it’s time to give us a call at any of our offices to schedule an appointment today. Our team of women’s health experts is available to help tackle your toughest urinary tract concerns.
During your visit, you’ll undergo a full exam and go over your medical history to determine what factors may be contributing to your struggle with incontinence. Call now and get ready to put an end to the inconvenience and embarrassment of urinary incontinence with the help of one of our specialists today!