Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control that unfortunately, can be a common issue for women, especially if they have had a vaginal delivery at some point in their life. Monarch Healthcare offers our patients several ways to deal with this stressful and sometimes very embarrassing issue.
There are two types of incontinence: stress and urge. Stress incontinence happens when there is some leakage during a sneeze or sudden move such as jumping. Urge incontinence occurs when you feel the sudden need to relieve your bladder often before you can reach a bathroom.
The therapy can vary depending on the type of incontinence. One of the newer treatments for both situations is physical therapy, which has proven to be a good, non-invasive option that is successfully helping many women.
With stress incontinence, there is also the option of surgery. This method attempts to lift your previously lowered bladder and urethra back into their original position, making any sudden moves much less likely to cause any urine to leak. There are several types of surgery that can be performed, and we will consult with you on the best option to choose depending on your situation and needs.
With urge incontinence, surgery tends to be ineffective, so the best alternative is medication. There are several types of medications that can be prescribed for this condition, which will help reduce the instances of uncontrollable urinating by calming the bladder. The medication can also increase the amount of urine your bladder can hold by relaxing its muscles, and by toning and rejuvenating the tissue in the vaginal and urethra areas.