At Restoravita Medical Group, located in Newbury Park, CA and San Juan, PR, we know urinary incontinence isn’t the most comfortable topic of conversation. But it’s a very common problem, and we can offer you a wide array of solutions that can immediately improve your quality of life. Call our office today and take the first step toward a less stressful tomorrow.
Although it is problem that affects so many, nobody likes to talk about this sometimes embarrassing issue. We understand. From the occasional leaking urine when you sneeze or cough to having to urinate so badly, so suddenly, that there’s no time to make it to a bathroom. Despite popular perception, urinary incontinence isn’t an inevitability in later age. Basic changes in lifestyle or a variety of medical treatments can either ease or sometimes altogether stop urinary incontinence.
Varieties of Urinary Incontinence
- Stress Urine leaks due to physical pressure being placed on your bladder. Laughing, coughing, or lifting something heavy are examples.
- Urge: Marked by an intense and sudden urge to urinate followed by involuntary loss of urine; the need to urinate many times overnight. Sometimes caused by infection, diabetes, or neurological disorder.
- Overflow: Constant or intermittent, frequent dribbling of urine when the bladder doesn’t completely empty.
- Functional: A mental or physical problem makes it difficult to get to a bathroom in time.
The Importance of Diagnosis
In addition to the significant inconvenience, seeking advice about urinary incontinence issues is important, because the condition may indicate a serious underlying issue, but not always. Urinary incontinence isn’t a root cause; it’s a symptom, often associated with:
- Aging As the muscles of the bladder weaken over time, this can lessen the bladder’s ability to hold stored urine. Involuntary contractions of the bladder also come with greater frequency with age.
- Pregnancy: The increased weight of the fetus and changes in hormone levels can contribute.
- Childbirth: Vaginal delivery can damage bladder supportive tissue and nerves while weakening bladder control muscles.
- Menopause: Women produce less estrogen after the start of menopause, and estrogen is one of the key contributors to urethra and bladder health.
A Better Quality of Life Awaits
Let us show the variety of ways Restoravita Medical Group, located in Newbury Park, CA and San Juan, PR, can help with urinary incontinence and let you get back to the activities you enjoy without the worry. Schedule your consultation at our offices today.