Treatments for Uncontrollable Urinating – Urinary Incontinence

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A woman with urinary incontinence may have to go through many tests and need to accept more than one treatment to cure this health problem. These are the common treatments for urinary incontinence:

  • Personal/behavior treatment. The main objective is to identify any cause of the urination leakage to happen and try to avoid it. Any condition which gives pressure in the abdomen/chest, also to pelvic supporter organs tissues will be identified. Patient is suggested to:
    • Reduce their body weight
    • Prevent herself from constipation
    • Avoid lifting heavy things
    • Lessen their beverages that contain caffeine like coffee, tea and some soda beverages
    • Treat lung problems which causes extreme coughing
    • Stop smoking
  • Training for bladder also will be done. Urinate at fix time like before doing your exercises. Try to fight the urge to go to the bathroom if the feeling is at the scheduled time. Also identify normal and abnormal urination.
  • Physical treatment. Usual example such as Kegel training, can help to strengthen the muscles those involved with urination discharge control system. There are more physical trainings which concentrate on the muscles so that the urine leakage does not happen. Your doctor can refer you to a physiotherapist for this purpose.
  • Use of certain equipment/device. Sometimes equipment/device are used to strengthen the pelvic muscles and prevent any urine leakage. Among the ordinary to be used:
    • Weight cone, which is placed in vaginal for some time in the day. You will have to shrink the muscles in vaginal with a view to prevent the weight cone from falling out. This equivalent to body building training, only the aimed muscles are different. Gradually these muscles will become stronger.
    • Pessary device, which is placed in the vagina, act as a wedge and also as a supporter to pelvic supporter tissues, it also capable of reducing leakage by pressing the base of urethra.
  • Medicines. Usually this medicine control pelvic supporter muscles spasm/cramp. There are drugs which can strengthen the urethra and there are also medicines which control overactive bladder. The side impacts of these medicines are dry mouth, constipation, nausea, blurry vision and may also cause sleep disturbance. Antibiotic is given if the problem is caused by bladder infection.
  • Surgery. This depends on the type of leakage undergoes. A lot of factors will be discuss before a surgery decision is made, these include age, level of health, daily activities and lifestyle, other medical problems which trigger the leakage and medical history and past surgery in the hip area.

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