Dr. Eilber explains the long-term consequences associated with urinary incontinence.
So, it has been well studied that people who have incontinence, both men and women, definitely have markedly lower quality of life scores. They also have higher risks of bladder infections. There’s also higher rates of depression for obvious reasons. People who are very incontinent, they really change their lifestyle and don’t want to go out because of embarrassment regarding their condition.
About Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D.:
Following fellowship training, Dr. Eilber joined the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment and treating male incontinence after prostatectomy. Since returning to California, her practice is focused on vaginal reconstruction and the treatment of both men and women for incontinence and voiding dysfunction.