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what is the best treatment for urinary incontinence

By July 20, 2010 - 2:19pm
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progressively getting worsr ,need to wear pad for the day odor out of urine

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Hi pobran

Thank you so much for contacting EmpowHer!

I'm sorry that you're dealing with this kind of severe (sounding) uterine incontinence but there is help out there.

We have a great section on Urinary Incontinence and here is an idea of some treatment options:

Behavioral Therapy
Behavioral therapy includes:

■Making muscles stronger by doing Kegel exercises
◦This strengthens the muscles that hold the bladder in place and those that control urine flow.
◦Painless electrical stimulation is sometimes used to strengthen the muscles more quickly and is helpful for stress incontinence.
■Bladder training
◦This can be done by setting a regular timed schedule for emptying your bladder and by drinking fewer liquids.

Weight Loss
If you are a woman who is overweight or obese , losing weight may help to reduce the number of episodes due to stress or urge incontinence. *¹ Talk to your doctor about a weight loss program that is right for you.

Medications may be prescribed to either strengthen muscles that control urine flow or relax the bladder.

In men, surgery may be done to relieve a physical blockage due to an enlarged prostate. In women, surgery can repair weakened muscles related to bladder function. Other procedures involve collagen injections into the urethra, or surgical repair/implants into the bladder sphincter.

Absorbent diapers are often used by men and women with incontinence.

Plugs and patches that hold urine in place are available for women. Catheters are sometimes used to treat more severe cases. Alternatively, pessaries (devices that raise the uterus and decrease pressure on the bladder) may be used in women.

You can read all about your condition here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/urinary-incontinence

There are some Naturopathic methods I'd like you to take a look at:

And finally, a great article from the Mayo Clinic : http://www.empowher.com/providers/article/urinary-incontinence-which-treatment-best-you

pobran, let me know if this information is helpful to you. Can you tell us a little bit more about you? When did all this start and do you have any idea what triggered it (like childbirth or an injury) that you can share with us, or is this just something that has progressed and came out of seemingly nowhere?

I look forward to an update from you-

July 20, 2010 - 4:10pm
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