Our urologists diagnose, treat, and aim to prevent a multitude of urological conditions, including urinary incontinence, bladder cancer, kidney stones, and any other condition affecting the urinary system of the female reproductive system. At our facility, we use only the latest technology and best techniques, delivering highly customized patient care and satisfaction.
We know the inability to control your bladder can be a sensitive matter for our patients. Urine leakage is a very common condition, mostly affecting women above the age of 50. There are five different types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence, functional incontinence, and mixed incontinence (a combination of two of the above causes), each of which can be caused by a variety of factors.
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Non-Surgical Treatments for Urinary Leakage
It is important to speak to your doctor if loss of bladder control occurs on a frequent basis, restricts you from social activities, interferes with your daily life, or increases the risk of falls when running to the toilet. If any of these situations are occurring, you should seek treatment.
Treatment for bladder control loss depends on the type of condition, the severity of your problem and the underlying cause. Your doctor will recommend the approaches best suited to your condition. Sometimes a combination of treatments may be needed. Treatments include:
- Behavioral modification such as scheduled toilet trips and fluid management help to control a bladder that tends to overflow.
- Physical therapy can be used to strengthen your sphincter and pelvic floor muscles which will help you control your bladder in the end.
- Medications are often used in combination of behavioral techniques.
Surgery can also be used to treat urinary leakage if behavioral techniques are unsuccessful. Depending on your case, there are many surgical options available to you. Medical devices such as a urethral insert or a pessary can help women that struggle with bladder leakage.
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Contact Beverly Hills Urology Specialists Today
An urologist is a doctor that specializes and only treats conditions of the male and female urinary tract, bladder, and reproductive system. Aside from urinary incontinence, the urologists at the Institute for Incontinence and Vaginal Reconstruction treat kidney cancer, kidney stones and infections, and reoccurring urinary tract infections.
If you have concerns urinary incontinence or are looking for more information, please schedule a consultation with one of our talented urologists in Beverly Hills today.
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