Urinary incontinence is somewhat of a taboo subject. People have it but many are embarrassed to talk about it. They assume it’s hereditary or a part of the aging process and therefore a lifelong ailment. The good news is, it’s neither, and most cases can be reversed with treatment. Let’s dive in!
So what is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence basically means the loss of bladder control. It can appear in the form of leaking when you sneeze or cough or the immediate, pressing urge to use the bathroom. Urinary incontinence is not only a physical condition – it can take an emotional, social and psychological toll as well.
Types of UI
Stress Urinary Incontinence
This is perhaps the most common type of UI. It is caused by weak pelvic floor muscles that have stretched over time.
Overactive Bladder or Urge Incontinence
Overactive Bladder is another common type of UI. As its name suggests, it is the urgent need to empty your bladder, sometimes before you have a chance to get to the bathroom. Your brain signals your bladder to empty itself out, even when it isn’t full. That’s what causes the constant “urge” to go.
This is occurs when a mental or physical condition prevents you from getting to the toilet in time. For example, a broken limb can delay your ability to remove your pants in time.
Experiencing more than one type of urinary incontinence.
When to see a Doctor
- Causes you to restrict your daily activities or social life
- Is indicative of an underlying problem
- Causes related injury (falls, bumps, etc.) while rushing to the toilet
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Women experiencing urinary incontinence need not suffer anymore! The FDA has approved Geneveve – a non-surgical, outpatient, vaginal rejuvenation treatment – to treat urinary incontinence. What’s more, it is also an aesthetic procedure to that rejuvenates vaginal tissue. Win, win! Geneveve stimulates the body’s own renewal response to gradually restore healthy collagen and give soft tissue a youthful tone resiliency. To learn more about the Geneveve treatment for urinary incontinence, please call our office at 703.940.9787 or visit our office at 1801 Robert Fulton Drive Ste 540, Reston VA 20191.