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What are the Treatment Options for Female Urinary Incontinence?

Although the likelihood of developing urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) increases as women age, women in general are at a higher risk for developing it than men, and younger women are not immune. In fact, as many as 25% – 45% of women struggle with involuntary leakage of urine, many before reaching the onset of menopause.

Incontinence is an uncomfortable problem to deal with at any age, often causing embarrassment and impacting self-esteem and quality of life. A urologist can help women struggling with bladder problems find the best solution for their individual lifestyle and the type of incontinence from which they suffer.

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Lifestyle Hacks and Tips to Help Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection

The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. A bacterial infection in any part is known as a urinary tract infection (UTI). They typically begin in the lower portion of the urinary tract, and tend to affect women in greater numbers than men. While many infections can require treatment with antibiotics, depending on the location and severity of the infection, there are a few steps and preventative measures that both men and women can take in order to lower the risk of developing a UTI in the first place. Read more

Taking a Holistic Approach to Incontinence Issues

Many women who suffer from urinary incontinence, or difficulty controlling one’s bladder, often forgo seeing an urologist because they feel embarrassed or fear having to undergo invasive surgical procedures with unreliable results. However, at the Institute for Incontinence and Vaginal Reconstruction in Beverly Hills, our team specializes in treating a wide range of urological conditions and believes that getting safe and effective care for bladder control loss should not be intimidating.

The urinary leakage treatment options that we recommend to our patients are entirely personalized to ensure complete comfort and success. We combine holistic medicine with more traditional medical treatments in order to treat the body and mind as a whole rather than focusing specifically on one organ.

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What Causes Incontinence After a Hysterectomy?

Nearly half a million women undergo a uterus removal procedure called a hysterectomy each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hysterectomies are often performed to treat serious health issues, such as cancer, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, heavy or prolonged vaginal bleeding, or uterine fibroids.  While the procedure may be overwhelming or intimidating, it can lead to improved quality of life.

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Know If You’re at Risk for Female Incontinence

Millions of women around the world are living with female incontinence (leakage of urine) every day. These urinary issues not only cause embarrassment and limit personal and professional capabilities, but they can also lead to serious health issues. However, many people do not know the daily conditions that can put them at risk for urinary leakage.

By knowing whether you are at risk for female incontinence, you can keep a watchful eye open for symptoms and help prevent the many causes that can lead to this condition.

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When to See a Urologist About Your UTI

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a condition in which the lining of the urinary tract is infected with bacteria, thus causing inflammation. The urinary tract is the pathway that makes up your urinary system and includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. A UTI can affect any area of your urinary system and is generally caused by bacteria, but may also be due to viruses or yeast. UTI can also occur with reduced ability to empty the bladder.

In the United States alone, about 8.3 million doctor visits every year are related to the occurrence of UTI. Although both men and women, of any age, are susceptible to urinary tract infections, the condition is more prevalent in women than men. Women are also more likely to experience recurring UTI’s. This is mainly due to the fact that the urethra is shorter in women than men.

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Know If You Are At Risk For Urinary Incontinence

Bladder Control Loss Experts Los AngelesMillions of women around the world are living with feminine incontinence every day. These urinary issues not only cause embarrassment and limit personal and professional capabilities, but, in severe cases, can also lead to serious health issues. However, many people do not know the daily conditions that are putting them at risk for bladder control loss.

By knowing whether you are at risk for female incontinence, you can keep a watchful eye open for symptoms and help prevent the many causes that can lead to this condition. Read more

Understanding the Three Forms of Vaginal Prolapse

vaginal prolapseCountless women are affected by vaginal prolapse every year, but many do not understand the complexities of this condition. When vaginal prolapse occurs, a woman’s uterus, bladder, or rectum will drop lower in the pelvis. While this may not result in immediate symptoms, it may lead to future complications.

While the term “vaginal prolapse,” also known as pelvic organ prolapse, is a general term, there are actually three forms of the condition, each with its own causes and solutions. Understanding these forms can help every woman stay safe and look out for the safety of their loved ones. Read more

What Non-Surgical Treatments Can End Your Incontinence?

Bladder leakage is a daily issue for countless women across the nation. This condition can result from a wide variety of factors, but the truth is that there is no age restriction for who may be at risk for suffering urinary incontinence. Modern medical advancements have led to many different treatment measures for a weak bladder, but the right treatment depends on each specific individual.

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What is an Overactive Bladder?

Too many trips to the restroom? Constantly fighting the urge? Overactive bladder (OAB) affects more than 13 million adults in the U.S., according to Weill Cornell Medical College. The real question is, how can you find out if you have an overactive bladder, and what are your treatment options?

To learn more, please contact the Institute for Incontinence and Vaginal Reconstruction to get in contact with Los Angeles’ best urologists and bladder control experts.

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