Urinary incontinence may affect your day-to-day activities and feel embarrassing, but don’t hesitate to talk to board-certified urologist Binod Sinha, MD, FACS. At Urology Care of Central New Jersey, conveniently located in Edison, New Jersey, Dr. Sinha offers simple and effective treatments that reduce or eliminate your symptoms. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and procedures to resolve your symptoms in a comfortable environment.
Urinary incontinence is involuntary urination. The condition develops when you lose full or partial control of your urinary sphincter. The primary symptom of incontinence is leaking urine unintentionally. For example, you may pass a little urine when you laugh or sneeze.
Urinary incontinence affects men, women, and children, although women have a significantly higher risk of developing incontinence issues than men.
There are several types of incontinence including:
In this type of incontinence, the muscles and tissues of your pelvic floor weaken and are less able to support your bladder. As a result, increased pressure on your bladder, such as during coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercise, or lifting heavy objects, forces urine from your bladder.
This type is also called overactive bladder (OAB). In this type, you have sudden, intense, and uncontrollable urges to urinate.
In this type of incontinence, you experience constant or frequent dribbling of urine as your bladder is never completely empty.
Functional incontinence is involuntary urination due to mental or physical diseases such as dementia or arthritis.
You may have more than one type of urine incontinence problem.
Wide-ranging factors can contribute to urinary incontinence including:
Certain foods, drinks, and medications can also trigger urinary incontinence symptoms.
Dr. Sinha provides comprehensive consultations to determine the type and severity of your incontinence disorder. He works with you to create a treatment plan to tackle your symptoms. Some frequently applied therapies include:
Dr. Sinha discusses all the potential treatment options available with you and fully answers your questions to enable you to make an educated decision about your health care.
If you’re living with urinary incontinence symptoms, call Urology Care of Central New Jersey or schedule a consultation online for effective treatment to relieve your symptoms.