A common problem – Urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity of urinary incontinence ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate so sudden and strong that you don’t get to a toilet in time.
Patients suffering from urinary incontinence are faced with many social and psychological problems (avoid longer trips, using transport, visiting unknown places, experience abstinence in sexual life and so on). It is estimated that 10-30 percent of women and 1.5-5 percent of men over 65 years old suffer from urinary incontinence. Over the age of 80 both men and women experience urinary incontinence in similar ratio.
Female Urinary Incontinence
The condition of urinary incontinence is particular to women whose muscles have been weakened due to a vaginal childbirth, following menopause, or during pregnancy. Such urinary incontinence is the involuntary release of urine during physical activities or when coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, during sexual intercourse.
There are several types of treatment available. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, medications, nonsurgical treatments. However if other treatments fail Your doctor may recommend you for surgery. It can be a long-lasting and successful solution to this problem.
Therefore when thinking about the surgery each patient must consider the pros and cons individually and choose the best option which will ensure a long-term effect, esthetic results and positive prognosis.
If urinary incontinence affects your day-to-day activities, don’t hesitate to see the doctor. In most cases, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease your discomfort or stop unwanted urination.
Urologists Marius Kinčius consult at the Clinic.
Urologist’s consultation regarding urinary incontinence is free of charge.
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