Incontinence & Overactive Bladder

Incontinence is what little children call “peeing in your pants.” When you’re a kid, it happens, it’s embarrassing, but you get over it, and learn how to prevent it from happening again. As an adult, incontinence can be a debilitating and humiliating experience that is enough to make you never want to leave the house again.

IncontinenceThe sad fact is that incontinence affects about 25 million Americans — that’s about 8 out of every 100 people. The National Institute of Continence estimates that 75-80 percent of people with incontinence in the United States are women. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are the principle reason why more women suffer from incontinence than men.

One quarter of all women in America over 17 report some level of stress incontinence. That percentage jumps to over one third for women between 45-65 — many of these women never discuss their symptoms with their doctor. It’s simply too embarrassing.

There are seven types of incontinence in adults:

  1. Stress
  2. Urge (overactive bladder)
  3. Mixed (a combination of stress and urge)
  4. Overflow
  5. Functional
  6. Anatomical/neurologic
  7. Temporary

The good news is: All of them are treatable. The bad news is: Each type of incontinence requires a different treatment plan.

Despite the different types of incontinence and the various forms of treatment available, one thing remains consistent across the board: 97 percent of women with incontinence are looking for a less invasive (non-surgical) option that significantly improves their symptoms without a lot of complications or time away from work and the kids — even if this procedure doesn’t completely cure them.

Why Choose Choices in Health for Help with Incontinence?

Our integrated holistic approach to treating incontinence fits perfectly with this desire for dramatically improved symptoms without surgery. Our more than 60 years of combined training in traditional urology, gives us the know-how to combine conventional medicine with complementary technologies and alternative products/services. This experience provides us the tools to synthase multiple healing modalities into an individual treatment plan for every patient.

Prevention

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce fluid intake at night
  • Avoid bladder irritants (don’t eat anything you wouldn’t put on an open wound)
    • Spicy
    • Alcohol
    • Carbonated beverages
    • Acidic foods
    • Caffeine
    • Smoking

Treatment Options

Self Care
Physical Therapy
In-office Procedures
Conventional

For an appointment to discuss which approach to treating incontinence is the right one for you, please call Choices in Health at 303-444-0840.