Treatment for Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is more common in women than in men. It affects 10-25% of women under age 65. Incontinence does not always mean that a woman leaks often. For an active woman or a woman who loses a large amount of urine each time, even one time a week or less may be too much.
Women often do not tell their doctor about symptoms of urinary incontinence. Less than one half of women seek treatment. Instead, they rely on pads or changes in lifestyle to deal with this condition. They may feel ashamed and even avoid social or work events. Some women have a false belief that incontinence is a normal part of aging and that nothing can be done to correct it. Urinary incontinence often can be treated. A variety of options for treatment are available. Treatments may include behavioral changes, special devices, medication, or surgery. There are even newer options for non-surgical treatments done at home for many patients, such as the InTone Device.
Women’s Health Associates now offers InTone for urinary incontinence. InTone is a non-surgical, non-drug treatment option you can use in the comfort and privacy of your home. Sessions combine the most effective, non-invasive solutions into a single, easy to use device.
1 out of 3 women experience bladder leakage. If bladder leakage is not treated, it will likely worsen as a woman ages. Symptoms can range from leakage when coughing, laughing or exercising (stress incontinence) to urgency and urinary frequency (urge incontinence).
Types of incontinence
leakage of urine caused by overactive bladder muscles that contract too often.
loss of urine during coughing, laughing, sneezing, or physical activity.
the bladder does not empty all the way during voiding.
If you have symptoms of urinary incontinence, or if they affect your daily living, tell your doctor. A thorough exam is needed to find the cause of the problem. In most cases, urinary incontinence can be treated with success.