Incontinence Treatments at Walnut Hill OBGYN Dallas
Incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a problem that affects many women in Dallas. This problem might occur with certain physical activities, coughing, laughing or even just at the sound of running water.
When urine leakage becomes frequent or severe enough to be a problem that affects your daily life, it is called incontinence. It is not a serious medical problem, but it is a serious quality of life issue for many women. Severe urine leakage affects one in ten women. Don’t let it put your life on hold. Dallas Walnut Hill OBGYN can help.
There are several types of urinary incontinence. These are the most common among otherwise healthy patients:
- Stress incontinence is a result of weakness in the pelvic floor muscles or changes in a women’s body due to pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause. Stress incontinence is often associated with laughing, sneezing, or other activities that increase the pressure in the abdomen.
- Urge incontinence is caused by involuntary muscle contractions around the bladder. This involuntary action has led this condition to also be called “spastic bladder” or “overactive bladder.”
- Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
- Overflow incontinence is when the bladder leaks urine. It is usually the result of a muscular problem or an obstruction.
We know that problems like urine leakage, UTIs (urinary tract infections) and bladder infections can be embarrassing to talk about, but it is important for you talk to your doctor about these issues when they affect you.
If you suffer from these problems, our Dallas-based doctors will help identify which of the types of incontinence you suffer from and how to best stop it from being a part of your life. Incontinence, UTIs and bladder infections are completely treatable, and the physicians and staff at Dallas Walnut Hill OBGYN Associates are well versed in the solutions available.
Don’t suffer in silence. Make an appointment today at (214) 363-7801.