Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Urinary Incontinence Treatment

When muscles of the bladder become too weak or too active, urinary incontinence occurs. There are two types of urinary incontinence:

When we drink, we pee. However, there's more to urine than just the drink we had earlier. We urinate in order to get rid of the toxins, waste, and excess water that our body doesn't need. Urinary control is a function of the smooth muscle tissue of the urethra and bladder in coordination with the skeletal muscle and the autonomic nervous system.

Stress incontinence – loss of bladder control may happen when you laugh, sneeze, or lift heavy objects.

Urge incontinence – overactive bladder makes you feel like going to the bathroom even if you have little urine in your bladder.

Causes of urinary incontinence may be congenital or acquired disorders, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.

In addition to medication, treatment includes simple exercises, special devices and procedures, depending on your lifestyle. A relatively new procedure in treating men with incontinence resulting from prostate cancer treatment is the Male Sling. It's an out-patient procedure that can take less than half an hour to one hour. This minimally invasive procedure allows men to regain urinary control.


Kristen :) said...
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Sam said...

Hi, incontinence is certainly embarrassing situation and it becomes more severe when people don't want to discuss about their incontinence.
incontinence aids

Christine Montgomery said...

Urinary incontinence is a delicate issue for women and men as well. It is true that women are more prone to this problems, but men can be affected also. For women, one of the surgical methods to treat stress urinary incontinence is TVT surgery with bladder sling devices, however before opting for surgery women should try more natural remedies to help with their incontinence issues, like Kegle exercises, diet and even weight loss.

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