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Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the source of the problem. Once the cause is diagnosed, a urologist may recommend a therapeutic regimen involving one of more of the following
How common is urinary incontinence (UI) among women?A. UI—or loss of bladder control—affects
many more women than you might imagine…and at a rate twice that experienced by
men. That’s because pregnancy,
childbirth, menopause and aging are all known factors for increasing one’s UI
risk. These natural occurrences in a woman’s lifecycle can affect the muscles
and nerves of the urinary tract that work together to control urine retention
fact that UI is a common problem, however, doesn’t make it any less stressful—especially
when the catalyst is as simple as exercising, laughing, sneezing or sexual
intimacy. Fortunately, women today have many options that can help resolve the
problem and help them experience a higher quality of life. New medications,
therapeutic approaches and procedures are proving very effective. I strongly
encourage women with UI to speak with a urologist. More about female urinary incontinence.
Webster, MD, is board-certified in Urology and trained in laparoscopic,
robotic, cryosurgery and laser surgery techniques. He sees both men and women
in his St. Anthony North Health Campus office. Dr. Webster specializes in
minimally invasive procedures for prostate and kidney disorders, women's
urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse, and prostate diseases.
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