Benefits of Female Urinary Incontinence Therapy
Incontinence is not something any woman wants to experience, but it is very common for those in their fifties and beyond. From frequent, urgent visits to the restroom to urinary leakage problems, urinary incontinence can have a negative impact on your life. While there are discreet undergarments you can wear to catch leakages, most women would rather find a way to control incontinence versus this option. Urinary incontinence therapy and treatment is available through an OB/GYN, with many different options to control bladder issues.
Types of Incontinence Therapies
Controlling urinary incontinence is often possible, but every woman is different and so is the cause of their bladder problem. Therapies can range from changing your routine or lifestyle, to medications and medical devices. Here are some of the options that can impact urinary incontinence and help manage this issue:
- Weight loss
- Managing constipation
- Regulating fluid intake
- Bladder training
- Pelvic muscle exercises
- Vaginal pessaries or topical estrogen
Lifestyle changes are the least invasive measures that you can use. It is usually recommended to try these methods first; if they are not effective, then moving on to try medications or medical devices may be an option. Surgery is usually considered the final option, only pursued when nothing else is effective.
For women, the best place to begin researching urinary incontinence therapies is with the help of their OB/GYN. Schedule an appointment to talk with your doctor about your symptoms and the therapies available. Sometimes incontinence is a symptom of another problem that may need treatment. Your doctor can ensure you are healthy and then determine the best therapies for you to try to get your incontinence under control.
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Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060
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