Urinary Incontinence causes involuntary urine leakage and women are twice as likely to struggle with this than men. This condition is most commonly a result of menopause, childbirth, or a urinary tract infection.
Urinary incontinence can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, painful, and can lead to further complications if not addressed with the proper care.
Urinary incontinence is not a disease, but rather a symptom as a result of one or more conditions. Urinary incontinence is often cause by:
Urinary incontinence can be effectively managed and treated with non-surgical options. At New Beginnings Beverly Hills, our urologists specialize in urinary incontinence diagnosis and individualized treatment plans.
Stress incontinence causes bladder leakage when the pelvic area becomes stressed. Pelvic stress caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing or other physical activities can result in stress incontinence. Stress incontinence is one of the top urinary incontinence conditions treated at New Beginnings Beverly Hills.
Urge incontinence, also known as an overactive bladder, causes patients to have an urgent need to urinate frequently. This condition may also lead to intermittent bladder leakage. Urge incontinence can often restrict the lifestyles of patients. This condition may disrupt work and sleep schedules. Mixed incontinence incorporates symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence. Overflow urinary incontinence may cause urine leakage.
Overlflow incontinence occurs when the is when you are unable to completely empty your bladder. You may or may not sense whether or not your bladder is full. This results in overflow of the bladder, which causes involuntary or unexpected leakage. This type of overflow incontinence is more prevalent in men than women.
Mixed incontinence is urine leakage due to a combination of both stress incontinence and urge incontinence. It is important to have a urology specialist properly diagnose and distinguish these two in order to treat it effectively.
Our expert urologist will meet with each patient one-on-one for a comprehensive consultation to evaluate the patient’s candidacy for urinary incontinence treatment. A physical exam will be performed during this appointment. The urology specialist will carefully review the patient’s medical history. Various specialized tests will be performed to thoroughly analyze the patient’s urine. The urologist may suggest further testing based on findings of initial tests. A personalized urinary incontinence treatment plan will be created for the patient.
If you suffer from urinary incontinence it can be helpful to monitor such things your doctor may ask you: