Many medications are available to treat incontinence that will be administered by your health care professional. Medications are not the first step in treating incontinence and would only be recommended if other behavioral therapies hadn’t worked.
List of medications and type of treatment:
With over 100 surgical procedures that can be performed to treat incontinence it’s important getting the right advice on which option to choose. The most common surgery performed is for stress incontinence. Most surgeries concentrate on restoring the urethra and bladder neck to their optimum positions in the urinary system. Many factors should be considered before deciding on having surgery including the severity, frequency and the type of incontinence.
Do your research if this is the option for you. Ensure you find a surgeon that has a long history of successful incontinence surgeries.
With many treatments available to you it’s best to explore the best options for you. Depending on the type of treatment you decide on you must remember that there may be side effects and it’s always best to talk to your doctor or health care professional before making the final decision on which option will work the best for you personally.
Just remember you are not alone and it’s not something to be embarrassed by. Incontinence: includes having bowel and bladder problems and effects 4.8 Million Australians. The good news is many cases can be cured and there are a wide variety of treatments and options available to you, to help manage the symptoms.
The term Incontinence describes involuntary loss of or accidental urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or wind from the bowel, faeces or bowel motion (faecal or bowel incontinence). The severity of this widespread condition can range from a small leak to complete loss of bladder or bowel control.
Bladder Weakness can effect up to 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men at some stage of their life. Pelvic floor strengthening exercises can improve and often cure the symptoms.