Urinary Incontinence

Published on: June 18, 2014

Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control. Many more women experience urinary incontinence than men due to pregnancy and childbirth. Bladder control problems are a result of the bladder muscles being too weak or too active. When the muscles that are supposed to keep the bladder closed become weak, people often have accidents when they sneeze, laugh, cough, or lift heavy objects. Rehabilitation treatments are effective for helping women control their urine leaks and not worry about having accidents.

Women of all ages may experience urinary incontinence, but it is prevalent among women who have had children. Multiple pregnancies and childbirths make the uncontrolled loss of urine worse and harder to control. Specially trained therapists can help patients develop a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. Strengthening exercises for the weakened pelvic floor (Kegels) are one of the best treatments for urinary incontinence, and this exercise can be done anywhere during the day. Strengthening the abdominal muscles and training the patient to learn how to correctly tighten and relax the pelvic floor muscles can also have huge benefits in controlling urine leakage.

If you are suffering from uncontrolled loss of urine during your normal day or in stressful situations, contact your trusted physical therapist for treatment. The goal of treatment is to reduce the current symptoms of urinary incontinence and prevent future symptoms from developing. Having an accident as an adult can be a devastating occurrence, but you can find specialized care to find relief for your urinary incontinence. The sooner you begin treatment, the more effective your physical therapy can be.

Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation

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