You don’t have to be ashamed of Urinary Incontinence

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You don’t have to be ashamed of Urinary Incontinence

And you also don’t have to suffer from it for the rest of your life. Here's what we can do to help.

You don’t have to be ashamed of Urinary Incontinence

And you also don’t have to suffer from it for the rest of your life. Here's what we can do to help.

Urinary incontinence is a reasonably common occurrence among older people, and it can be divided into three types:

• Urgency Urinary Incontinence

• Stress Urinary Incontinence

• Overflow Urinary Incontinence

In contrast to Urgency Incontinence, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) doesn't happen right after a sensation of urgency to urinate. SUI is defined by uncontrolled leakage of urine during physical activity, coughing or laughing and it is more common than it seems. It occurs more frequently in women than in men, and it is estimated that 4-35% of people experience it.

Nowadays, studies have identified some possible risk factors for the development of SUI like aging, obesity, smoking, radiation, and previous pelvic surgeries. Although it has not been completely established, pregnancy and childbirth may have an impact on the occurrence of pelvic organ disorders.

For mild cases of SUI, doctors can recommend lifestyle changes like weight loss and physical activities. Exercises that help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles can also be helpful. There are also some medications that can help with bladder control, but they might not be effective in a lot of cases.

Surgery is one of the most popular treatments for SUI. Although some different techniques can be used, they usually work by creating some tension in the pelvic muscles and improving the position of the urinary duct inside the pelvis.

It is important to keep in mind that surgical or not, treatments for SUI are rarely one-size-fits-all and must be indicated carefully to improve the chances of success and minimize the side effects. For that reason, it is essential that you get the opinion of a kind and experienced doctor, who would be capable of weighing out all the options and offer the best line of treatment for you.

Although SUI happens to women quite frequently, there is no reason to believe urinary leakage is normal. Urinary incontinence is a condition that can affect your life and your daily activities and it should and can be treated. You do not have to accept that pads and diapers are your only choice, there are other things you can do to avoid the embarrassment of urinary incontinence.

Don't be ashamed to ask for help and seek medical advice. The team at Beverly Surgery Center is qualified and will be more than happy to answer your questions and work on a treatment that will suit you best.

You can contact us here.