All you need to know about urinary incontinence, including its types and various treatment option available

Generally, there are medical conditions that most people would feel shy talking about to caregivers, especially if they are suffering from any of them. One of those is urinary incontinence because most people fear being judged. The health care specialists in the facility understand so; that is why incontinence in Sandy Springs is managed using innovative treatment without judging a person. Below is all you should know concerning incontinence.

What is incontinence?

Urinary incontinence refers to involuntary loss of urine control, whether it is the entire contents of the bladder or a small dribble. Even though your chances of developing urinary incontinence increase as you advance in age, mostly, it is not taken as a normal part of the aging process. Therefore, if incontinence begins interrupting your daily living, you are encouraged to seek medical advice.

What are the types of urinary incontinence?

There are various types of urinary incontinence, including:

l  Stress incontinence

It is a type of incontinence that usually results in urine leakage due to pressure or stress to your bladder, like when you lift heavy items or sneeze. In this case, you are said to suffer from stress incontinence.

l  Urge incontinence

The other term used to refer to urge incontinence is an overactive bladder. It refers to when you have an unexpected and intense urge to urinate. This intense feeling to empty your bladder may be very strong such that you might not even get to the restroom before leaking the urine.

l  Mixed incontinence

In this case, one is said to have more than one type of incontinence. Most people suffering from mixed urine incontinence usually have urge and stress incontinence.

What are the causes of urinary incontinence?

Several causes might lead to urinary incontinence, including an underlying medical condition or your daily habits. Some common causes of urinary incontinence are urinary tract infection, neurological conditions, caffeine or alcohol consumption, constipation, or obstruction such as kidney stone or enlarged prostate. Similarly, weakened pelvic floor muscles can also lead to urinary incontinence. The role of pelvic floor muscles is to support your bladder, rectum, and other reproductive organs. Additionally, they control the functions of the bladder.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Most care specialists usually take a holistic approach to care where they customize your treatment plan depending on the cause, type, personal preference, and severity of symptoms. Your treatment plan may involve pelvic floor exercises and lifestyle modifications. Varying with the cause of your incontinence, the care provider may recommend:

l  Musella

It refers to a non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. During treatment, thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions are induced by sitting on the Emsella chair.

l  ThermiVa

ThermiVa involves the use of radio-frequency energy to strengthen and improve vaginal health. Generally, most usually experience urinary incontinence due to changes in vaginal tissue due to decreased levels of estrogen.

l  PRP shots

Urinary incontinence has been improved by injecting anti-aging, functional and regenerative therapy into the vagina. This treatment contains platelet-rich plasma shots. PRP therapy can be combined with the above therapies to be more effective.

Urinary incontinence can be humiliating at times, especially in public; therefore, if you are interested in gaining control over your bladder, call or visit Wildlife Center today. You can get started by scheduling your appointment online or calling their offices.