The Basics of Urinary Incontinence
Incontinence is defined as the inability to control the bodily functions of urination or defecation.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the accidental leakage of urine. At different ages, males and females have different risks for developing UI. In childhood, girls usually develop bladder control at an earlier age than boys, and bedwetting—or nocturnal enuresis—is less common in girls than in boys.
However, adult women are far more likely than adult men to experience UI because of anatomical differences in the pelvic region and the changes induced by pregnancy and childbirth.
Nevertheless, many men do suffer from incontinence. Its prevalence increases with age, but UI is not an inevitable part of aging. It is a treatable problem.
What causes urinary incontinence and bladder control problems?
There are many causes of urinary incontinence. In women, some of these include pregnancy, childbirth, and hormone changes during the menopausal years. In men, most incontinence is a result of prostate problems.
Although urinary incontinence is very common, it is not a condition that should be ignored. Many suffers of UI stay silent about their condition due to shame or embarrassment, often causing their situation to worsen steadily over the years.
Help is available.
The Better Bladder Center is committed to providing the best urinary incontinence treatment in Winter Haven to women who are struggling with their bladder control. However, many people are unsure of the difference between normal physiological processes and signs of potential bladder problems. We believe that understanding urinary incontinence, its common causes, and how we are able to treat it helps patients who are undergoing treatment as well as patients who are trying to treat themselves naturally. Education is a large part of our urinary incontinence treatment, and we aim to give our patients the tools they need to understand not only their treatment, but their body.
Over the course of treatment, we strive to keep our patients up to speed on everything we’re doing and everything happening with their body. We begin with a thorough pelvic exam, then prescribe a system of diet and exercise to help patients retrain their muscles and return to their happy, healthy selves.
To find out more about our female urinary incontinence treatment in Winter Haven, give us a call or schedule an appointment.