Urinary Incontinence Treatment That South Bend Patients Choose (and Why!)
If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you’re not the only one. Did you know nearly 33 million people in the United States alone present symptoms related to urinary incontinence? This condition that affects slightly more women than men (an estimated 30 percent versus 1.5 percent) can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and terribly inconvenient. Thankfully, solace can be found through incontinence treatment that South Bend residents rely on. The Urology Associates of South Bend (USAB) are here to help you find the best solution for your individual needs.
UASB—The Source for Incontinence Treatment South Bend Patients Trust
Urinary Incontinence can manifest in several different ways. Some of the most common types of incontinence are:
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Over time, pelvic muscles can stretch and weaken, causing urine to unintentionally release. Leakage can occur from certain types of physical exertion—walking, bending, lifting—or from something as unassuming as a cough or sneeze.
Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Men who have prostate issues and women who are menopausal have a higher likelihood of experiencing OAB. This form of incontinence is caused by a disconnect between the brain and bladder. The brain mistakenly informs the bladder it’s full, even when it’s not. This causes the urge to urinate and the bladder muscles to trigger the release of urine regardless of whether the bladder is full or not.
This refers to the presence of both SUI and OAB.
In this instance, the bladder produces more urine than it can hold, and is more common in males. The result is unintentional dribbling of urine.
Finding You the Right Solution
At Urology Associates of South Bend, we understand the sensitive physical, emotional and mental aspects of urinary incontinence. Our urology experts are skilled, educated and compassionate in their pursuit to find a solution that works best for you. We offer a number of treatment modalities to address all previously mentioned forms of urinary incontinence, including:
- Application of pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation in the form of helpful exercises
- Botox injections to the bladder
- Biofeedback, electrical stimulation and Posterior-Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
- Behavioral modifications
- Medications (Anticholinergics, Mirabegron, Alpha blockers, and Topical Estrogen)
In other instances, we may suggest medical insert devices or surgeries.
No matter what incontinence treatment South Bend patients receive with UASB, they know unequivocally that they are receiving the best, most advanced urology care possible.
Call us today at (574) 234-4100 to schedule an appointment or if you’d like to know more about the causes, symptoms or treatment of urinary incontinence.