No matter the cause, having urinary incontinence is debilitating to everyday life. Wearing a pad works for some, but if the problem increases, this may not be enough.
The good news is that urinary incontinence is treatable. The struggle is finding the correct treatment for you. There are medications on the market that can reduce the spasming of the bladder muscles. There are supportive devices, called pessaries, that can be placed to support vaginal prolapse. Of course, there are surgical procedures that can improve the condition that causes the incontinence.
If the problem is neurological, then these treatment options will not work. However, there is one that will. Neurostimulation can assist in the communication between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. It is an implant that works on a consistent basis.
The neurostimulation procedure is gentle and simple. A lead is placed along the sacral nerves. The sacral nerves are located near the tailbone. A battery is also implanted to power the impulses in a discreet manner.
Urinary incontinence is nothing to be embarrassed by. It is more common than you might think. It’s also nothing you must live with. There are treatment options that address the reason for the incontinence.
Talk with our physician as soon as you notice urinary incontinence symptoms. Discuss any changes you notice as soon as you notice them. The different types of symptoms are:
• Stress Incontinence is the most commonly discussed type of leakage. Whenever pressure is felt in the pelvic floor through sneezing, coughing, or heavy lifting you notice a bit of a leak.
• Urge Incontinence is feeling an intense urge or fullness. You may urinate uncontrollably or need to go more frequently.
• Functional Incontinence is when you can’t hold it long enough to get to the bathroom. Sometimes you are in the bathroom, but you struggle to remove clothing in time to relieve the urgency.
You may even experience a mixture of symptoms. Early urinary incontinence treatment will always produce the best results in any situation. You can learn more by contacting us today at Women’s OB/GYN Center in Pasadena, Texas and Webster, Texas and booking an appointment!