Are bladder leaks affecting your quality of life?
Not all bladder leaks are a long term issue, but if they are…here are a few simple steps you can take, along with options available from the physicians and care team at Pelican Family Medicine.
Urinary Incontinence is more common among women than men, with an estimated 30 percent of females aged 30-60 are thought to suffer from it, compared to 1.5-5 percent of men.
Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects many people, far more than you might think. According to the American Urological Association, one-quarter to one-third of men and women in the United States experience urinary incontinence.
Bladder Control Training
There are many options for treating for urinary incontinence. Choosing a specific treatment depends on the type of bladder control problem you have, how serious it is, and what best suits your lifestyle. As a general rule, begin with simple and safe treatments. This includes bladder control training to help you get better control of your bladder—including Kegel exercises, biofeedback, and timed voiding. Making lifestyle changes can also have a positive impact.
Managing Urinary Incontinence
Besides bladder control training, there are other ways to help manage incontinence. After treatment, some people may still leak urine from time to time. For this reason, there are bladder control products and other solutions available, including adult diapers, furniture pads, urine deodorizing pills, and special skin cleansers that may make leaking urine less bothersome.