Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Treatment
Bladder Problems Associated With Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence and bladder problems affect over 20 million Americans, and it happens in women more frequently than men. These issues occur when you leak urine by accident. According to ObGyn Corpus Christi Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker, there are four types of urinary incontinence.
What Is Urinary Incontinence?
Stress Incontinence is the result of increased abdominal pressure that occurs when you exercise, cough, sneeze, or laugh leading to bladder problems of inability to control urination. This 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.
What Are Bladder Treatments 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
- Timed voiding that includes bladder training
- Electrical stimulation
- Vaginal rejuvenation for mild to moderate urinary incontinence
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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 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.
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