Women Wellness

Urinary Incontinence
Are you facing challenges with bladder control? Is urinary incontinence impacting your daily life?

Understanding Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, often known as the involuntary release of urine, can impact daily life through seemingly routine activities like coughing, sneezing, jogging, or even laughter. Occasionally, it may surface temporarily due to a urinary tract infection or specific medications. This condition manifests in three primary types: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence.

Stress Incontinence

If you find yourself leaking a small to medium amount of urine during activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise, you may be experiencing stress incontinence. This occurs when weakened pelvic floor muscles struggle to keep the urethra entirely closed, leading to minor urine leakage with sudden pressure on the bladder.

Urge Incontinence

More challenging for sufferers, urge incontinence involves premature contractions of a full bladder, often making it difficult to reach a toilet in time. This type is commonly associated with causes such as cystitis, central nervous system issues, or an enlarged prostate.

Overflow Incontinence

In cases of overflow incontinence, a blockage prevents the complete emptying of the bladder, resulting in leakages. Obstructions, like an enlarged prostate, urinary stones, or constipation, contribute to this type of incontinence.

Dealing with bladder problems, especially conditions like urinary incontinence, can be distressing and socially disruptive. Often, individuals shy away from seeking treatment due to feelings of embarrassment. However, it’s crucial to recognize that urinary incontinence is a common and highly treatable condition.

Regardless of age or gender, urinary incontinence can impact anyone at any stage of life. We understand the significance of addressing this condition effectively. Our approach is designed to not only treat urinary incontinence but also to create an environment where individuals feel supported and understood. We believe in breaking the stigma surrounding bladder health issues and encouraging individuals to seek the care they deserve.

Physiotherapists design personalized programs based on the specific type and severity of urinary incontinence.

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Utilizing techniques like Kegel exercises to strengthen and tone weakened pelvic floor muscles gradually.

Electrical or Muscle Stimulation

In cases where performing exercises is challenging, physiotherapists may recommend electrical or muscle stimulation to aid muscle strength development.

Wondering when Pelvic Floor therapy can help you?

Whether your pelvic floor muscles are tight, weak, or causing discomfort, our specialized therapy can help. It’s not just about aging; issues may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or even among young athletes. Maintaining a healthy pelvic floor is essential for everyone, regardless of age or gender. Our Pelvic Health or Women’s Health physiotherapy has shown efficacy in addressing and preventing various conditions.

Urinary Incontinence

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