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    Don’t Keep Quiet On Urine Incontinence

    Don’t Keep Quiet On Urine Incontinence

    Most women don’t want to talk about incontinence or believe that they could possible have it. If you have every worried about making it to the bathroom in time or that you might wet your pants after sneezing, you should talk with your doctor about incontinence. We understand that incontinence is an embarrassing subject. Don’t be embarrassed , urine Incontinence is very common and it affects 20 million women. Women are more likely to experience incontinence after childbirth or after menopause. Fortunately, there are treatments available for urinary incontinence. The first step is to recognized that this a treatable problem and what type of incontinence you may suffer from.


    • Overflow incontinence: this happens when more urine collects in the bladder then the bladder can hold. Excess urine can then leak out of the bladder. The reason this could be happening is because of blockage of the urinary tract or possible nerve damage from preexisting conditions such as diabetes, stoke, or injury.
    • Urge Incontinence: If you are having a hard time making it to the toilet in time even though you tighten up all your pelvic muscles you may have urge incontinence. An overactive bladder leads to urge incontinence and affects 17 percent of women and it increases to over 50 percent after menopause.
    • Stress Incontinence: This is the most common type of incontinence. Menopause is the main cause of this problem, but it also occurs after childbirth. The stretching and tearing of the pelvic muscles during childbirth reduces the muscle tone cause the urethra to sag. When you cough, sneeze, laugh, jump or lift, pressure builds up in the abdomen and your internal organs put pressure on the bladder causing a small amount of urine to escape. This could happen at any time making it embarrassing and an incredible nuisance.
    • Functional Incontinence: This happens to people who can’t move quickly, suffer from memory loss or confusion. They physically can’t make it to the bathroom in time. This has no problem with their urinary tract.

    With today’s technology there are many more options for treating urinary tract problems. The first step is talking with your doctor to be properly diagnose so the appropriate treatment plan  can be put into place.  If you have to undergo surgery Oneida Health Care offers the da Vinci surgical system which is a minimal invasive robotic surgery. The surgeon is able to operate through a few tiny incisions. The advantages include less blood loss, less risk of infection, less scarring and a shorter hospital stay. You are able to get to be back to doing regular activities in under 2 weeks.

    Don’t suffer in silence about Urine Incontinence. Women’s Health Associates are here to talk with you about the different treatable options you have and you get back to a normal lifestyle.

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