Urinary Incontinence is an involuntary or uncontrolled leakage of the urine. This condition might be quite embarrassing for many. In many cases urinary incontinence occurs while coughing or sneezing. Sometime you may feel a very strong urge to urinate that you cannot even get to the toilet in time and may urinate right away.
Normally the bladder muscles control the flow of our urine. Normal functioning of a bladder requires a good coordination between the brain, spinal cord and the bladder. Urinary incontinence is a symptom not a disease which could be due to our habits, physical problems or even due to the side effects of some medication.
In women the bladder muscles often get weak after the childbirth and in other cases it occurs due to the thinning of the urethral walls. Urinary incontinence may include stress incontinence, urge incontinence and overflow incontinence. There is a variety of treatments available for urinary incontinence at Wellcare Medical Center such as:
- Medication: Different drugs could help to relax the bladder muscles.
- Behavioral and Physiotherapy: Our expert urologist will prescribe your few exercises to help you strengthen your pelvic muscles and to boost the pelvic support. Suggestions for proper fluid intake may also be given to regain better urine control.
- Surgery: To correct the poor bladder support or to seal the urethra fully, surgery may be performed while considering which procedure may suit the patient well.