Dealing with incontinence can be challenging and embarrassing, affecting both your social and psychological health. The condition, which is more common with women than men, can ultimately disrupt your daily life. The good thing is there are effective treatments to treat and manage the disease, enhancing better living. Dr. Uzoma of NUWA WORLD specializes in providing comprehensive solutions for incontinence in Wildwood, Florida. If you are suffering from this terrible condition, it is time to find your freedom. Call NUWA WORLD or book online to schedule your consultation with the urogynecologist specialist Dr. Uzoma Nwaubani.
Incontinence is the condition whereby you cannot control your bowel movements and urine so that they leak uncontrollably. They are of two types: urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence.
Causes of incontinence
Incontinence is common with aging; however, age is not its definite cause.
Various aspects lead or may cause incontinence, including
For urinary incontinence, the problem may occur as a sign of an existing medical condition such as pelvic organ prolapse (a condition where pelvic organs’ tissues and muscles become weak or loose)
You may also experience urinary incontinence after taking beverages such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, caffeine, or medications such as sedatives.
Other causes include:
- Prostate cancer
- Urinary tract infection
- Enlarged prostate
- Obstruction along the urinary tract
- Multiple sclerosis
Fecal incontinence occurs when you are unable to relax, sense or store your stool. Its causes may include:
- Nerve damage
- Rectal prolapse
- Muscle damage
- Surgery complications
- Rectum protrusion through the vagina
Certain factors may increase your risk of incontinence, including:
- Gender (Female)
- Medical conditions
- Age, older age causes the bladder muscle to loosen
- Obesity. Excessive weight may exert pressure on your bladder muscles, causing urine to leak.
At NUWA WORLD, Dr. Nwaubani offers practical treatments for incontinence, including lifestyle modifications, weight loss, dieting, pelvic muscle exercises, and medications.
Your provider designs your individualized treatment based on the cause of your problem. Dr. Nwaubani may also recommend the following treatments.
In some cases, incontinence may result from decreasing levels of some reproductive hormones, like estrogen. Low estrogen in women causes thinning tissue, uncontrollable bladder, and urethral atrophy.
The highly experienced incontinence specialist offers BioTE (bioidentical hormone therapy) to alleviate your symptoms and balance your hormones.
Bladder suspension is a surgical procedure to provide support to the urethra and bladder.
Tension-free vaginal taping
This treatment involves a non-invasive procedure to close your urethra by placing a mesh tape on your pubic bones under the urethra.
Other treatments may include surgical operations or laser treatment to allow cell regeneration to enhance the repair of damaged cells.
In conclusion, incontinence usually occurs due to the weakening and loosening of muscles around the pelvic organs resulting in urine or stool leaking uncontrollably. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating fiber-rich foods, and taking pelvic floor exercises may help prevent the condition. Do not let incontinence bother you any longer; call NUWA WORLD or book your appointment online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nwaubani.