What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control that might be mild or severe. Symptoms include a strong urge to urinate, frequent or painful urination, excessive night urination, bedwetting, and pelvic pressure. You might experience urinary incontinence:
- During and after pregnancy
- With aging
- From taking certain medications
- If you have weak bladder muscles
- After a hysterectomy
- With hormonal changes
- From a urinary tract infection or bladder inflammation
- If you have a neurological disorder
- Because of a tumor in your urinary tract
- With kidney, bladder, or ureter stones
Urinary incontinence is often embarrassing. Fortunately, it isn’t an inevitable consequence of aging as simple treatment options are within reach at Women’s Health Care Specialists.
What are the types of Urinary Incontinence?
There are three main types of urinary incontinence, including:
If you have urge incontinence, urine leaks can occur after a sudden urge to urinate with little warning. It often results because of overactive muscles within your bladder.
Stress incontinence occurs when urine leaks happen after activities that put pressure on your bladder, such as sneezing, jumping, laughing, or coughing.
If you suffer from overflow incontinence, your bladder doesn’t completely empty during urination.
What is the Treatment for Urinary Incontinence?
Dr. Modi completes a physical examination, reviews your symptoms and medical history, and may utilize diagnostic tests, such as blood, urine, or imaging tests. Depending on the severity of urinary incontinence, your personalized treatment plan might include:
- Avoiding caffeine or alcohol
- Bladder training
- Electrical stimulation
- A nerve stimulation implant
- Botox® injections
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises
- Limiting fluids before bedtime
- TempSure Vitalia
TempSure Vitalia is noninvasive, revolutionary technology that delivers radiofrequency energy to vaginal and nearby tissues to increase new cell production and restore bladder function. Using a TempSure handpiece, Dr. Modi delivers gentle heat energy to tissues without pain, anesthesia, or downtime.
If urinary incontinence is severe, Dr. Modi might recommend a medical device or surgery to relieve symptoms and prevent future urine leaks.
Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Greenbelt, MD
Urinary incontinence, or involuntary loss of bladder control, affects twice as many women as men and over 4 in 10 women ages 65 and older. Don’t let embarrassing urinary incontinence reduce your quality of life. Board-certified Navita Modi, MD, FACOG, and her experienced OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Care Specialists in Greenbelt, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, use TempSure™ Vitalia and other innovative treatments to reduce urinary incontinence and restore your confidence. Schedule an appointment with Women’s Health Care Specialists by phone or online today.