Urinary Incontinence may affect your day-to-day activities and may feel embarrassing but don’t hesitate to see a Urologist. For majority of patients, simple lifestyle changes or medication can stop the problem. Dr. Binod K. Sinha gives simple and effective treatments that completely reduce the symptoms at Urology Care of Central New Jersey in Edison NJ.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary Incontinence is involuntary urination. It is when an individual urinates when they don’t want to. The control of the urinary sphincter is weakened or lost. It is a common problem in men, women and children.
What are major types of Urinary Incontinence and their symptoms?
The major symptom is leakage or release of urine when you don’t intend to. Some people experience minor leaks while others face high leakage frequently. The major types along with their symptoms include:
Stress incontinence: In this type, muscles and tissues of pelvic floor become weak. It happens with increased pressure on your bladder, such as during coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercise or lifting heavy material.
Urge continence: This type is also called Overactive Bladder (OAB). In this type you have a sudden and intense urge to urinate. It is when you have to go to restroom immediately.
Overflow incontinence: The patient experience constant or frequent dribbling of urine as the bladder is not completely empty.
Functional incontinence: It relating to involuntary urination due to mental or physical diseases such as dementia or arthritis.
Mixed incontinence: You may have more than one type of urine incontinence problem. Majority of women have both urge and stress incontinence.
What are the causes of Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence can’t be considered as a disease because it is caused by everyday habits, physical or mental problems. Major causes include:
Certain foods, drinks and medications that may stimulate the bladder and increase urine volume. These include caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks, decaffeinated tea, coffee, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, citrus fruits, spicy foods, muscle relaxants, heart & blood pressure medications & sedatives, large doses of vitamin B and C.
Urinary tract infections irritate the bladder and also constipation.
Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and any surgery involving reproductive system are major causes of female urinary incontinence.
Enlarged prostate and prostate cancer also causes male urinary incontinence.
Aging can cause urinary oncontinency.
Neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumor, stroke or a spinal injury interfere in nerve signals.
What is the treatment for Urinary Incontinence?
After discussing with your Doctor, based upon your type and severity will help you create a plan to best tackle your symptoms:
Some treatments as follows:
For stress incontinence: It includes pelvic floor exercises such as Kegel exercises that strengthen pelvic muscles. You can also use a device called Pessary recommend by doctors for women to help reduce leakage. Injections and surgeries also recommended.
For urge incontinence: It includes follow a scheduled chart to empty your bladder before the urge kicks in. Certain medications, surgeries or electrical stimulation can also be used for treatment.
For overflow incontinence: Alpha-blockers may help treat the symptoms. You might need surgery in case of blockage. A Catheter is recommended by doctors to check if the bladder is empty.
Why Choose Dr. Binod K. Sinha to treat your Urinary Incontinence?
Dr. Binod K. Sinha is a Board Certified Urologist that has years of experience and advanced training to provide the best treatment with personal care to his patients. Feel comfortable being treated for Urinary Incontinence at Urology Care of Central New Jersey in Edison NJ.