Leaking urine in public can lead to embarrassment and, in some cases, ruin your social relationships. It can also lower your self-esteem, making your life dull and miserable. Although there are several discouraging myths, please don’t allow them to prevent you from seeking the treatment you deserve. Dr. Peter A Khamvongsa and his team at The Miami Institute for Women’s Health specialize in diagnosing and treating various forms of urinary incontinence.
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Urinary incontinence is typically the inability to control your bladder. You may have mild incontinence if you often leak urine when sneezing, coughing, or having a pressing urge to urinate such that you can’t make it to the toilet in time. You may have functional incontinence if you have a mental or physical medical condition such as immobility that hinders you from reaching the bathroom in time. Overflow incontinence manifests when your bladder doesn’t empty fully when urinating, causing the lingering urine to leak frequently. Although urinary incontinence is more prevalent in older adults, it is not an inevitable medical condition. In most cases, medical care and lifestyle modifications usually reverse urinary incontinence symptoms.
Several factors can trigger the development of urinary incontinence, including physical problems, underlying medical conditions, and lifestyle. Temporary urinary incontinence may be due to large doses of vitamin C, chili peppers, alcohol, and caffeine or to treatable medical conditions such as urinary tract infections. Long-term urinary incontinence results from age-related changes or long-term physical or mental disorders like menopause, hysterectomy, general aging, neurological disorders, urinary tract tumors, and pelvic organ prolapse. Women have higher chances of developing this disorder than their counterparts. If you experience urinary incontinence that interferes with the quality o your life, call Dr. Khamvongsa for a medical exam and treatment.
Although many women struggle with the inability to control their bladder, several myths may discourage them from seeking treatment. Some people believe urinary incontinence is irreversible and insist that wearing a pad is the only solution. The pad does not aid the underlying trigger. The Miami Institute for Women’s Health uses advanced technology to reverse the effects of urinary incontinence. Other people believe surgery is the only way to reverse this disorder. Dr, Khamvongsa offers several noninvasive treatments that restore your continence. These treatments often revolve around behavioral therapy.
Dr. Khamvongsa and his team offer advanced treatment options that restore your ability to hold urine. He develops an individualized care plan according to your preferences, personal needs, and type of urinary incontinence. Your care plan may involve a catheter, electrical stimulation, medications, pelvic floor muscle exercises, dietary adjustments, and urethral inserts. He may also recommend making a few lifestyle modifications such as quitting smoking, doing pelvic floor exercises, and losing weight to restore your continence.
Don’t allow urinary incontinence to interfere with your social relationships and life quality when there are several noninvasive treatment options. If you are looking for a remedy for urinary incontinence, call Dr. Khamvngsa or book your spot online today.