What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a term to describe poor bladder control. This can range from mild to severe and can come in many different forms, such as stress, urge, overflow and functional incontinence. The treatment you will receive for urine continence will depend on the severity of your condition, the type of incontinence you have and your age and medical history.
Urinary incontinence affects over 3.8 million people in Australia, or up to 37% of women in Australia.
The following can cause Urinary Incontinence:
- An enlarged prostate
- A urinary tract infection
Urinary Incontinence can be treated by the following:
- Medication, corrective devices and surgery
- Pelvic floor (Kegal) exercises
- Limiting the intake of caffeine or alcohol
- Delaying the time between feeling the urge to urinate and actually going to the bathroom
If you would like to learn more about urinary incontinence, and the surgical options available at our centre, please contact Dr Wallman today.