Tubal Ligation Reversal Center
Urinary incontinence is a common and often embarrassing condition, afflicting an estimated 30% of women between the ages of 30 and 60. The good news is that there are many solutions to this problem. The team at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center in Loganville, Georgia, can help find the right treatment to restore your confidence and quality of life. Call the office or book your appointment using the online tool.
Incontinence Q & A
What is incontinence?
Put simply, incontinence is the involuntary release or leakage of urine. The two most common types of incontinence are:
A common side effect of childbirth or menopause, stress incontinence is when the muscles and bladder experience physical pressure (think sneezing, coughing, and lifting) which leads to the accidental release of urine.
Urge incontinence, or overactive bladder, is the sudden urge to urinate because of an involuntary contraction of the bladder.
Some women may experience a combination of stress and urge incontinence, which is called mixed incontinence.
What causes incontinence?
The causes of incontinence are varied, but your doctor’s first step will be to determine which type you’re experiencing: stress incontinence or urge incontinence.
Women are twice as likely as men to experience stress incontinence. That’s because pregnancy and childbirth, as well as the estrogen drop during menopause, cause the muscles that support the bladder to stretch or weaken, allowing the bladder to drop and press up against the vagina, which can cause involuntary leakage. Age, weight, surgery, and other medical conditions may also contribute to stress incontinence.
Urge incontinence can be caused by urinary tract infections, mental or emotional stress, an irritation of the bladder such as cystitis, or certain conditions like Parkinson’s disease or stroke.
Since there are different kinds of incontinence, each with a host of different causes, let the team at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center help you determine the root of the problem and the proper treatment.
Can incontinence be treated?
Yes, there are a number of ways women can address incontinence problems, including:
- Bladder or behavior training
- Kegel exercises
- Laser therapy
If incontinence is hampering your normal activities, make an appointment with one of the skilled doctors at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center to explore the options for getting you back on track.
Can incontinence be prevented?
Not all women who go through childbirth or menopause experience incontinence, but there are some preventive measures women can take to avoid stress incontinence:
- At-home pelvic exercises
- Quitting smoking
- Cutting down on caffeine
- Maintaining a healthy weight
To get relief from incontinence, call the Loganville office or book your appointment online.