Female Urinary Incontinence Is More Common than You Think and There Are Solutions

Are you have trouble holding your bladder? Do you leak when you sneeze or cough? Welcome to the not-so-wonderful world of urinary incontinence, where millions of other women are in the same boat. As these women can attest, urinary incontinence is a frustrating and embarrassing condition to deal with, with historically few solutions. Thankfully, all of that has changed with state-of-the-art treatments that can help you regain control over your bladder.

At Lady’s Care Center, under the expert direction of Dr. Ladynez Espinal, we specialize in women’s health, including female urinary incontinence. As part of our mission for better female health and wellness, we provide our patients in Miramar, Florida, with the most cutting-edge tools available, including laser services and regenerative medicine, both of which can play an important role in reversing incontinence.

So if you’re feeling like the only woman in the room who’s struggling with incontinence, we assure you that you’re not alone and that there are solutions.

Female incontinence by the numbers

Statistics on female incontinence are tough to come by, as we rely on self-reporting and many women keep the condition under wraps. That said, reports suggest that one out of three women in the United States over the age of 45 has some form of incontinence, and this number rises to one out of two after the age of 65. 

Digging deeper, 15 million women in the US have stress urinary incontinence, which is the most common form of the problem. A further 17% of adult women have a condition known as overactive bladder.

The bottom line is that while incontinence affects both men and women, the fairer sex is twice as likely to develop the condition because of childbirth, hormones, and overall reproductive health.

Taking back control

Thanks to awareness efforts, many women no longer feel they have to suffer in silence, and researchers and manufacturers have stepped up with new treatment protocols. At Lady’s Care Center, we’re proud to be part of this effort by offering the following treatments:

Radiofrequency treatment

Our practice is equipped with the latest technologies, including Votiva®, which delivers radiofrequency energy into your tissue to spur a collagen response. Since collagen is the protein responsible for much of the strength and tone in your tissue, your bladder benefits from renewed support.

Regenerative medicine

Another treatment we’ve used to successfully combat incontinence is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. The platelets in your blood contain powerful growth factors that encourage cell renewal. To harness this power, we isolate your platelets and redirect them into your weakened tissue. Once they arrive on the scene, the platelets release growth factors, which call upon the necessary resources in your body to rebuild and repair your bladder’s support tissue.

Outside of these innovative therapies, we also work with you on pelvic floor strengthening and lifestyle changes that you can make that will help offset your incontinence.

If you’d like to get back out in the world without worrying about incontinence, contact us at 954-372-1653 or use our online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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