Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary incontinence?


Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine from the urethra or inability to control urination. It could happen at all ages and both sexes. Types of Incontinences:

  • Overflow
  • Stress
  • Urge
  • Combinations of above




Procedures


Treatment of the incontinence Incontinence causes a lot of social embarrassment and the patients usually do not like to socialize. Whenever they need to go out, two conditions must be there:

  • toilet;
  • pampers
  • Treat the underlying conditions like in overflow incontinence is to treat the bladder outlet obstruction or neurogenic bladder. As in the stress incontinence is to strengthen the pelvic floor by exercise and in urge incontinence is to treat the associated causes like BOO, stroke or Parkinson’s disease
  • Manage any potential life-threatening conditions, in the overflow bladder is to reduce the excessively distended bladder so as to reduce the pressure in the urinary tract in order to diminish the stress to the kidneys
  • Reduce the wetness – either the biofeedback, exercise or medication will reduce the incontinence by stress and urge
  • Surgery - includes injection of Bulking material, tap or sling to suspend the descend of the urethra or bladder neck, artificial continence sphincter – this is usually for male patient after prostate surgery.





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