Join me February 23, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Paradise, California for this month’s “Dinner With the Doctor.” I will be speaking on Incontinence.
Urinary Incontinence is a term we use when you do not have proper control over urination. There are two major forms of incontinence: Stress Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder. Stress Incontinence is most noticed when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or engage in exercise or heavy lifting. You might notice a few drops of urine come out, or you might need to immediately run to the nearest restroom to prevent an accident. Overactive Bladder is more of a continuous urge to use the bathroom with extreme frequency and little output. Some women have a combination of both. It’s important to be properly evaluated to see where you fall– especially if you are contemplating bladder surgery. Bladder surgery can help with Stress Incontinence, but if you have symptoms of Overactive Bladder that needs to be addressed as well.
Despite how many women live with different forms of Urinary Incontinence, there’s really nothing “normal” about it. This is not a condition that women have to put up with just because they’re women or your unpleasant trade-off for deciding to have children. There are treatments available to help restore quality of life. After an evaluation, and depending on the of symptoms, we may suggest one or several treatment methods including pelvic floor strengthening exercises, bladder training, natural estrogen, or other medications. Hopefully you will begin to notice your symptoms improve.
If you want to learn more about Incontinence, please join me at “Dinner With the Doctor” February 23, 2017. Visit The Chamber of Commerce for Paradise, California for more information.