Incontinence

Tomeka Roberts M.D.
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For millions of women, urinary incontinence is a real and troublesome condition, resulting in the loss of urine at inopportune times such as when coughing, laughing, or running. Having multiple forms, urinary incontinence will affect different women in different ways, with some losing urine after a strong urge strikes, and some having no forewarning. The effects, in either situation, can be more than just frustrating; they can be downright embarrassing to the point of leading a woman to avoid certain activities, or time with family and friends.

Urinary incontinence is more prevalent in women than in men, and becomes a greater risk the older a woman becomes. The condition is largely due to the mere physical makeup of the urinary tract. Life experiences such as pregnancy and childbirth, as well as menopause, are those that prompt changes in a woman's body. These changes, in turn, may impact proper urination.

Behind incontinence are issues with the nerves and muscles that control the flow of urine. The type of urinary incontinence that a woman experiences, and the symptoms she experiences, will help us determine the best form of treatment. In many instances, incontinence can be handled without surgery.

Common types of urinary incontinence:
  • Stress incontinence, in which urine leaks due to coughing, sneezing, laughing, or any activity that results in pressure on the bladder. Developing largely from the changes a woman's body experiences during pregnancy and childbirth or menopause, stress incontinence is quite common and can be effectively handled with the assistance of your gynecologist.
  • Overactive bladder can put a damper on lifestyle, causing a woman to need to urinate far more than the normal seven times per day. Overactive bladder occurring as a result of miscommunication of nerves, not having proper sleep, often prompts one to wake several times a night.
  • Urge incontinence is essentially bladder spasms that occur due to abnormal nerves. The sudden, strong urges of this type of incontinence barely give notice before either a trickle or a gush of urine occurs.
  • Transient incontinence occurs as a direct result of an underlying condition such as urinary tract infection. With proper medical intervention like antibiotic treatment, transient incontinence is only a temporary inconvenience.
Dr. Roberts have the specific experience to help you resume a normal lifestyle without the inconvenience or embarrassment of urinary incontinence. Contact us to schedule your visit.
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