Incontinence

What is Incontinence?

Incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine from the bladder, or faeces from the bowels.
Urinary incontinence can occur during physical movement (coughing, sneezing, exercising),
(stress incontinence) or in sleep (urge incontinence), it may be mixed (stress and urge)
or functional (physical disability, external obstacles), or because of a full bladder (overflow).
What is the treatment for Incontinence?

There are two types of treatment - Conservative and surgery.
 

Conservative

Lifestyle changes: quit smoking, losing weight, avoiding heavy lifting or straining Pelvic floor muscle exercises
and bladder training can strengthen the urinary sphincter and pelvic floor muscles.
Electrical stimulation via electrodes temporarily inserted into the rectum or vagina Electromagnetic induction therapy.
Pulsating magnetic fields delivered in the seat of a chair are aimed at the pelvic floor muscles to contract and relax.
Medication (certain classes) Medical devices: urethral inserts, vaginal pessaries or cones.

Surgery

Surgical options vary from sling procedures to reconstructive surgery.