Having urinary incontinence means always being prepared for an accident. Laughing, speaking, and being startled could all create embarrassing problems at any time. At Strong Health & Wellness in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Donald Strong, MD, treats urinary incontinence with the latest and most effective techniques available. To regain control of your bladder and go about your day confidently, call Strong Health & Wellness or book your appointment online today.
Incontinence Q & A
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a loss of control of your bladder that causes you to urinate a bit at inconvenient times. The condition is much more common in women than men, but anyone can get it. There are several types with slightly different symptoms and characteristics:
Stress incontinence occurs when stress or pressure is placed on your bladder. Common stressors that prompt you to urinate are laughing, running, and lifting heavy objects.
Urge incontinence often accompanies another more serious condition, like an infection or a neurological disease. If you have urge incontinence, you feel sudden strong urges to urinate throughout the day before losing control of your bladder.
Why am I incontinent?
There are many reasons why you are incontinent. Urinary incontinence is a symptom of another condition and a natural result of aging. Common causes of urinary incontinence include:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Old age
- Urinary tract infection
To find out why you can’t hold in your urine, Dr. Strong asks you a series of questions about your medical history and any symptoms that accompany your incontinence.
What are my treatment options for incontinence?
Thankfully, urinary incontinence is often treatable. If your incontinence is a symptom of another condition, treating that condition will likely improve your bladder control.
If your urinary incontinence persists or is a result of bodily changes like aging and menopause, Strong Health & Wellness offers these treatment options:
TempSureTM is a device specifically designed to treat women for urinary incontinence and other gynecologic issues. The device delivers gentle heat in the area to promote circulation and tighten your muscles.