Urinary incontinence is a problem that many women deal with, but various non-surgical treatment options are available. At her practice, Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc in National City, California, OB/GYN Dr. del Rosario, provides compassionate and comprehensive non-surgical urinary incontinence treatment. To find out if non-surgical urinary incontinence treatment is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Urinary incontinence, also known as the loss of bladder control, is a common women’s health concern. Although men experience incontinence, it’s far more common in women due to physical changes that occur after pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.
There are several types of urinary incontinence. The most common forms of incontinence affecting women include:
Stress incontinence is an accidental urine leakage that happens during activities that put pressure on the bladder. You may experience urine loss when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or exercise.
Urge incontinence is the sudden, unstoppable need to urinate, leading to a loss of bladder control before you can reach a bathroom. Urge incontinence can cause you to urinate often, which may wake you up during the night.
Overflow incontinence and functional incontinence are two other types. Mixed incontinence is when you have symptoms of more than one type of incontinence.
The team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc offers a wide range of non-surgical treatment options for urinary incontinence. Depending on your needs, they may recommend one or more of the following approaches:
Strengthening the muscles of your pelvic floor may improve your bladder control. Pelvic floor training may include physical therapy and Kegel exercises. Biofeedback can help you target the correct muscles.
Electrical stimulation involves inserting a soft silicone tube into your vagina. The tube is attached to a device that sends mild electrical stimulation to your pelvic muscles.
Certain medications, such as topical estrogen, may help treat stress incontinence. Other medications treat urge incontinence by relaxing an overactive bladder.
Insertable devices like a pessary or urethral insert can prevent urine leakage.
Various interventional therapies, like botulinum toxin type A injections, nerve stimulation, and bulking material injections, may be an option if more conservative treatments don’t work.
Most women are candidates for non-surgical urinary incontinence treatment. If you’ve already tried a non-surgical therapy without success, the team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc may recommend a different approach.
Don’t hesitate to seek treatment for urinary incontinence. It’s a challenge many women face, and there’s no need to feel embarrassed.
To learn more about non-surgical urinary incontinence treatments, call Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc, or book an appointment online today.