urinary-incontinenceUrinary incontinence affects over 20 million Americans, and it happens in women more frequently than men. It occurs when you leak urine by accident. According to ObGyn Corpus Christi Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker, there are four types of urinary incontinence.

Stress Incontinence is the result of an increase in abdominal pressure that occurs when you exercise, cough, sneeze, or laugh. The leakage is caused when pelvic floor muscles and tissues become too weak.

Urge Incontinence – also known as overactive bladder – occurs when a patient has an urgent need to go to the bathroom and doesn’t get there before urine is leaked.

Overflow Incontinence occurs if you aren’t able to empty your bladder properly, resulting in leakage when the bladder is already full. (This condition is more common in men who experience frequent dribbling of urine.)

Functional Incontinence occurs when physical disorders such as arthritis, or cognitive problems such as dementia, prevent you from getting to the bathroom in time.

Treatment for Urinary Incontinence

According to your ObGyn Corpus Christi Dr. Shoemaker, to improve or get rid of urinary incontinence, you can make lifestyle changes and get treatment depending on which type you have.

Some options for the treatment of urinary incontinence include:

  • Exercises that are designed to target the pelvic floor;
  • Medical devices;
  • Injections;
  • Timed voiding that includes bladder training;
  • Medications;
  • Electrical stimulation.

Regardless of the type, urinary incontinence can be embarrassing to talk about, but overcoming your unwillingness is worth it because proper treatment can reduce or even eliminate the problem.

If you would like more information regarding urinary incontinence and are in need of a reputable and personable ObGyn Corpus Christi TX residents rely on the professional and caring staff at Innovations in Women’s Health under the direction of gynecologic surgeon Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker at his offices in Corpus Christi TX, Beeville TX and Kingsville TX.

Don’t wait – call us today at 361-929-7088 to schedule your confidential consultation. 


Why Choose Gynecologist Kingsville Texas?
Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker, MD is an experienced Obstetrician and Gynecologist based in Corpus Christi TX, Beeville TX and Kingsville TX, providing extensive services in obstetrics, gynecology and laparoscopic surgery including da Vinci robotic surgery, incontinence treatment, prolapse treatment, prolapsed colon treatment, prolapsed uterus treatment, urinary incontinence surgery. Returning patients confidently choose Dr. Shoemaker again for their obstetrics and gynaecology needs, as they have experienced and value his service, style of care and reassuring nature. Dr. Shoemaker understands the desire of every patient to have complete confidence in their doctor – someone caring and understanding, and highly experienced in the latest research and techniques.