What Is Urinary Incontinence and Do I Have It?
Most women hear the word “incontinence” and think, “No, I don’t have that!”
But urinary incontinence includes any condition in which there is accidental or unwanted loss of urine – whether it is just a drop, two, or more; whether it happens only occasionally or regularly. Urinary incontinence affects both men and women; however, it is two times as common in women. It is a condition that affects at least 20% percent of women in the United States alone. In fact, some estimates bring this number up to 45% if including women who are undiagnosed. Additionally, approximately 25% of new mothers have unexpected urinary leakage after a vaginal delivery and about 16% of women have leakage following cesarean section2
How Do I Know If I Have Urinary Incontinence?
The main symptom of incontinence is the unplanned release of urine; whether it occurs in small drops or a larger volume. This leakage can occur daily, or may be more infrequent. Most women who “leak” do not identify themselves as incontinent, but should understand that unplanned bladder leakage is not normal and should be addressed early as these issues will not resolve on their own and can worsen.
If left untreated, urinary incontinence can affect the way a woman feels about herself and can cause depression or social isolation. In addition, ongoing urinary incontinence can lead to skin irritation and increased risk for urinary tract infections.3
What are the Types of Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence can be grouped into 3 different categories:
What Causes Urinary Incontinence?
- Stress Incontinence: If you leak a bit when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jog, or lift something heavy, you may have stress incontinence. This is the most common bladder control problem in younger women.
- Urge Incontinence: If you are often struck by a desperate need to urinate but can’t reach the toilet in time, you may have urge incontinence. Some people only have these symptoms during the daytime, while others may only have symptoms at night. Overactive bladder is another name for urge incontinence.
- Mixed Incontinence: If you have leakage when you laugh, cough, run or lift something heavy and have frequent, overwhelming urges to urinate, you may have mixed incontinence.
There are many different causes of urinary incontinence. Some of those include:
How is Urinary Incontinence Treated?
- Certain medications
- Increased BMI
- Over-consumption of caffeine
- Pregnancy and childbirth
Urinary incontinence has been treated with a variety of methods.
These methods include (but are not limited to) behavioral training, medications, exercises, devices, and surgical interventions. Historically most treatments have not very been effective or have caused unwanted side effects, leading to frustration for you and your doctor.
InTone has taken this research and used it to create a revolutionary product that combines the most effective non-invasive treatments (pelvic floor muscle exercises, electrical stimulation, and biofeedback) and improved upon them.
InTone has been designed with the patient at the forefront of care. Women today do not have time for frequent medical appointments, experimentation using pills, or ineffective surgeries with weeks of recovery. InTone allows you access to the same pelvic floor strengthening treatments available in gynecology and urology clinics in the privacy of your home, once the device has been programmed by your medical provider.
What Is The Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support your bladder and other pelvic organs. The muscles can become weakened and cause involuntary urine leakage.
Treats stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence.
InTone, from InControl Medical, is a combination therapy device designed to treat urinary incontinence in females who have been diagnosed with stress, urge, or mixed incontinence. InTone can be purchased directly through our office and is used in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Whether you're postpartum or going through menopause, women of all ages can experience the frustrating symptoms of urinary incontinence.
This medical condition impacts your physical, emotional and sexual health – truly affecting your quality of life.
Apex®M is a medical device that will strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to stop stress urinary incontinence without pills, without surgery and without pain. Apex M can be purchased directly through our office and is used in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Apex®M treats the cause of your female urinary incontinence by strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles and calming an over-active detrusor muscle. The secret is getting as close to the pelvic floor as possible and stimulating the right muscles while providing physical resistance for the exercise to build muscle. This device does just that.
- Manufactured in Wisconsin, USA
- The last incontinence treatment you will ever buy
- 100% medical-grade silicone (latex-free)
- Naturally rebuilds muscle strength and control
- Made by women, for women
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