Incontinence is one of the most difficult conditions to face. You may not know why it happens, how to control it, or how to feel comfortable going out in public. However, what many people don’t realize is that there are treatment options available. If you have symptoms or a diagnosis of incontinence, treatment may be available to you in a variety of forms. With the help of experienced, specialized doctors, you may get the help you need to overcome this condition for good.
What Are the Incontinence Treatment Options?
Everyone’s needs are very different. When you come in for a consultation and examination, you’ll learn more about the treatment options that are available to you specifically. These are some of the treatments for incontinence.
• Botox is one of the best solutions for most people. It involves an injection into the bladder muscle, which then helps to provide improved control. The procedure takes just 15 minutes to perform. It can last up to nine months.
• InterStim is a device that is about the size of a silver dollar that’s placed in the skin near the pelvis. It works as a modulator for neurological signals. In short, it works to improve communications with the bladder and brain reducing your risks of problems.
• Medications may help some people. Some prescription medications include estrogen, imipramine, anticholinergics, and desmopressin. Not all medications will work for all patients, which is why a specialized examination is necessary for each individual. Medications work in various ways to help improve control.
• Physical therapy and biofeedback are additional options. In some situations, this condition occurs due to a weakened muscle or nerve-related concerns. If this is the case, physical therapy may be helpful. Biofeedback uses sensors attached to the body to improve mental and physical exercises that can improve control.
• Urethral sling treatment is another option that works for 8 out of 10 women – leading to a cure. This is a form of surgery that addresses a sagging urethra or bladder neck, which often happens from complications of other surgeries. The treatment can work in men as well. In this procedure, a sling is connected to the abdominal wall. This works to lift the urethra to the proper position.
Which treatment option can work for you?
This depends on a number of factors. What you should know, though, is that many people struggle with this type of health condition. It is not something you should feel embarrassed to discuss with your doctor. When you come in to learn more about incontinence treatment options, we’ll discuss what can work for your specific needs. In many cases, patients can benefit from more than one option, giving you the ability to find the best solution for your individual needs. This means improved quality of life and health. Give the Incontinence Institute a call to discuss options tailored to your specific needs!