Stress incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence among women. Urinary stress incontinence occurs when simple physical movements cause involuntary urine leakage. These activities put greater abdominal pressure on the bladder from the lower stomach muscles. If you suspect you may have stress incontinence, you may have experienced involuntary leakage doing physical activities such as:
Although you may not have urinary incontinence every time during these actions, if you notice a significant rise of such instances, we recommend you talk to a doctor. Our female urology experts at New Beginnings Beverly Hills will properly diagnose your condition and develop a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan for you.
The most common causes for stress incontinence, especially for women can be attributed to physical changes. These changes to the body include:
These changes affect the physical structures such as the muscles and tissues that make up the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is what supports the bladder and urethra and is responsible for keeping them in position. The female body experiencing changes from aging and childbirth can result in the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. Consequently, urine retention becomes far more difficult and inversely involuntary leakage becomes more likely as you become. Although stress incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence, there are many cases in which women suffer from more than one type. In many instances, women can suffer from mixed incontinence, which is both stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Our practice offers non-surgical solutions to treat urinary stress incontinence. We understand how involuntary urine leakage can be stressful, embarrassing, and disruptive to your day to day. Stress incontinence can be a hindrance to you social and professional life. Our board certified urologist Dr. Rusnack has had a proven track record of helping women gain back control over their bladder and treat their urinary incontinence. Please call us at (310) 289 0143 or fill out or contact form and we will get back to you shortly.