Incontinence

 

Symptoms

Urinary leakage can include stress, urge, or mixed incontinence and can occur after a prostatectomy in men. Symptoms may include involuntary loss of urine with sneezing, coughing, laughing, and any strenuous activity such as running, jumping, and lifting. Leakage may also occur with a strong urge to urinate.

Causes

25 million adult Americans suffer from incontinence. Urinary incontinence may occur in elite athletes, during and after pregnancies, post-op, after abdominal, hip, pelvic, and prostate surgeries. Urinary incontinence becomes more common as men and women age. Other causes can include weak pelvic floor, deep abdominal muscles, and painful conditions.

Relief

Bio-feedback, muscle re-training, strengthening, core stabilization, bladder re-training, and electrical stimulation, and patient education have proven very effective in treating incontinence.

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