What is incontinence?
Occurring more often in women than men, incontinence is the inability to control your bladder and rectum. Generally focusing on bladder issues in gynecology, a loss of bladder control, known as urinary incontinence, can range from a small amount of leakage to a full-blown bladder accident. This condition can be triggered by laughing, sneezing, coughing and heavy lifting. If you experience involuntary urination during any of these movements, you may be suffering from this condition.
How do I know if I have it?
Urinary incontinence, triggered by any of the aforementioned actions, is when urine leaks involuntarily from the urethra. Although there are many different types and causes, if you find yourself unable to control your urine output frequently, especially to the point of having a full-blown bladder accident, you may be experiencing it.
What causes urinary incontinence?
There are many different types, including: overactive bladder, stress, functional, overflow, and mixed. Urge incontinence is usually the type experienced after pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.
What is urge incontinence?
It is just what it sounds like, an overactive bladder, essentially. When you have the sudden urge to urinate but cannot make it to the bathroom in time, would be an example. Thankfully, most types of urinary incontinence are treatable by a physician like Dr Jeffery.*
How is it treated in women?
There are many different treatments available, depending on the diagnosis and severity of the issue. It can be treated by surgery, medication, laser treatment, and exercise.* At our office, Dr. Jeffery often treats this urinary condition with MonaLisa Touch, an innovative fractional CO2 laser.*
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to explore your treatment options, including MonaLisa Touch, please call our office at (403) 525-6159 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffery.
* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee