Urinary incontinence is one of those things that most women would prefer not to talk about. One in four women will experience some type of pelvic floor disorder in her lifetime, problems like urinary incontinence are more common than you think. Our specialists will listen to your symptoms and concerns and help you find a solution to help you regain an active lifestyle and your quality of life.
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We Offer Multiple Ways to Help
Urinary incontinence is the most common type of pelvic floor disorder. The prevalence of pelvic disorders begins to increase at age 39 when women are in their perimenopausal and menopausal years. What you need to know is that although these problems are common, they are not normal. There are multiple treatment options that can improve your quality of life. Conditions may include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, bladder control and more.
Our specialists at the Olson Center for Women's Health, offer different treatment options depending on the type and severity of your incontinence as well as your expectations. These include behavioral changes, medications, procedures and surgery. Many women can find relief by merely making some behavior adjustments like limiting their caffeine and fluid intake, practicing Kegel exercises and other physical therapy. If these therapies are not successful, our doctors may also suggest medications that are available to help calm an overactive bladder, a procedure called neuromodulation, which uses electrical stimulation to help regulate nerve signals to the bladder or botox, which can be injected into the bladder to help reduce urgency.
If Necessary, We Offer the Latest Surgical Procedures
When other therapies are not effective, our specialists can offer several surgical techniques to help treat stress incontinence. The most common is the mid-urethral sling, which has an 85 to 90 percent success rate. This outpatient procedure involves placing a sling around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to apply pressure on the urethra to assist with urine retention. The mesh slings have a low complication rate and an excellent rate of cure.