Urinary incontinence refers to the leakage of urine even when a person doesn’t want to. So, it is an involuntary act. The control over the leakage may totally lost or becomes weak. This issue is considered as normal, as various people are affected by it. According to researches and American Urological Association, almost ¼ to 1/3 of the population is suffering from urinary incontinence in the United States. Also, almost 48 percent of women are suffering from urinary incontinence in Dubai. The stats reveal that this problem is more common among woman as compared to men. So, you should know the facts regarding it and the ways through which this issue can be treated.
Fast Facts On Urinary Incontinence
Following are the fast facts regarding this health problem.
- Different reasons lead to this health issue.
- The risk factors for this problem include smoking & obesity.
- This problem is more common among females as compared to males.
What are the types of incontinence?
You may wonder to know that urinary incontinence happens in different types. These types include;
- Stress Incontinence
- Urge Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Functional Incontinence
How is incontinence evaluated?
A clear diagnosis is necessary to propose a treatment plan. So, our doctor will first examine you on the basis of the presenting symptoms & medical history. Also, you need to provide information regarding the pattern of your urine leakage to your doctor as it will assist to know the type of your problem. You may be instructed by the doctor to keep a diary and record when you void and what habit lead you towards it. In case, it will not possible to assess and diagnose with the help of your diary then different tests can help in this regard. Following is a list of tests that can be done to diagnose your problem and its exact type.
How Is It Treated?
Different treatment options are available and one option is selected on the basis of the type of your problem. The causes also help to select the treatment plan. Following is the list of treatment options. Your doctor can select any of the following options or even a combination can also be used on the basis of the severity and type of your problem.
- Behavioral Remedies include Kegel Exercises & Bladder Retraining
- Medicines for Overactive Bladder
- Injections for Stress Incontinence
- Surgical procedure
- Vaginal Devices for Stress Incontinence
Preoperative & Postoperative Instructions
You need to follow some preoperative and postoperative instructions provided by the doctor. Our experts will explain you some specific things if there will be the need to follow something special during, before, or after the course of treatment.
Are you curious to know the procedure??? Our doctor will brief the whole procedure on the basis of the selected technique. As you know, different treatment options are available, so procedure differs.
Prevention is also important. However, in this case, prevention doesn’t work all the time but it helps to reduce the risk. Following are some of the ways that can assist you to prevent incontinence.
- Practice specific exercises that are named as pelvic floor exercises.
- Maintain your health.
- Don’t gain or lose too much weight.
- Avoid smoking. If you are a smoker, seek help to avoid it.
- Include more fiber in your diet. It can prevent constipation that is a cause of this issue.
Urinary Incontinence FAQ’s
What are 4 types of urinary incontinence?
Four types of urinary incontinence include urge incontinence, functional incontinence, overflow incontinence and stress incontinence. All these incontinences cause small to moderate urinary leakage.
What causes urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is not a disease it’s just a symptom. Medical conditions and everyday habits along with urinary tract infection, or chronic conditions can also lead to urinary incontinence.
Can incontinence be cured?
Urinary incontinence can be cured or controlled in most cases. Bladder training, Kegel exercises, certain medication and catheterization can help cure incontinence.
What is the best treatment for urinary incontinence?
Anticholinergics are one of the best medications for urinary incontinence as they can calm the overactive bladder. Other long treatments include bladder training and Kegel exercises.
How do you fix urinary incontinence?
Nonpharmacologic treatments or behavioral changes like Kegel exercises, bladder training or combination of both treatments can help cure urinary incontinence.
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