The 411 On Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence Elmhurst, ILIf you’ve given vaginal childbirth at one point in your life, then you are all too familiar with urinary incontinence. As a condition that affects 25% to 45% of all women in the United States, urinary incontinence is something that a lot of women face. If you know that you have urinary incontinence but aren’t entirely familiar with what exactly it is and how it’s treated, then this article is definitely for you.

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a condition that causes patients to involuntarily lose urine. The most common form of urinary incontinence is stress incontinence that occurs when an individual sneezes, coughs, laughs, or exercises. The pressure from these activities on your abdomen and bladder can cause you to intentionally leak. Other types of urinary incontinence include:

  • Functional: The loss of bladder control when physical or cognitive problems get in your way.
  • Urge: When the bladder isn’t emptied on time.
  • Overflow: Not being able to empty out your bladder all the way.
  • Mixed: A combination of stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

How Is It Treated?

One of the first signs that your doctor may encourage you to do is an exercise called Kegels which helps to strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent leakage. If, however, Kegels aren’t giving you the results that you want, then we may recommend the O-Shot or EXILIS® ELITE™ INTIMA. During your initial consultation with our Allure Skin and Laser office, we will go over both of these options and help you choose the one that best works for you.

Suffering from urinary incontinence can feel beyond embarrassing. To learn more about the treatments that we offer at our office, schedule a consultation and call us at our Elmhurst office at (630) 818-SKIN(7546).

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