Incontinence is a common condition that affects almost twice as many women as men. Although it can be embarrassing, the compassionate team at Lady’s Care Center in Weston, Florida, treats female incontinence issues with discretion and teaches you how to manage your symptoms. If incontinence has become an issue for you, Ladynez Espinal, MD, can help. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.
Urinary incontinence is when you involuntarily leak urine or lose control of your bladder. Although many people think it’s a normal part of aging, urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and lead to emotional, psychological, and social problems as you isolate yourself and fear to have an accident in public.
The main types of incontinence that affect women are:
With stress incontinence, you experience urine leaks while doing activities that exert pressure on your bladder, like walking, bending, or even sneezing. This is the more common type of incontinence and happens often in older women.
Urge incontinence, also called urgency incontinence, is a sudden, intense urge to urinate, even if you don’t have a full bladder. Urge incontinence can restrict your activities and even interfere with your sleep as many patients wake up with the urgent feeling of having to urinate.
This typically happens when you experience both stress and urge incontinence at the same time.
Although urinary incontinence isn’t dangerous, it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Additionally, it’s embarrassing and can lead to social isolation and depression.
Other than age, pregnancy and childbirth may cause stress incontinence due to hormonal changes and the increased weight of the baby on your pelvic floor muscles, bladder, and urethra.
Dr. Espinal at Lady’s Care Center begins with a physical and pelvic exam, as well as a discussion of your medical and reproductive history.
She may inquire about particular incidents of incontinence, to understand the cause of your condition and to order additional tests, like a urine test, bladder stress test, or ultrasound.
Based on the cause of your incontinence, Dr. Espinal may recommend various noninvasive treatments, like:
Pelvic floor physical therapy uses biofeedback and exercises like Kegels, to tighten and tone your pelvic floor muscles that have become weak and cause your incontinence.
This noninvasive therapy stimulates collagen production to address a deficit in your uterine wall that may contribute to your incontinence. Dr. Espinal uses the patented Voltiva technology by InMode, for this treatment.
CO2 laser treats the symptoms of your incontinence and also addresses any vaginal laxity that might contribute to your condition. The procedure is safe, quick, and has no side effects.
The O-Shot uses platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy to stimulate new cell growth to reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence.
If your case isn’t responding to noninvasive treatments, Dr. Espinal also provides various types of surgery that help control urinary incontinence.
If you experience a frequent urge to urinate, even if you just went to the bathroom, you don’t have to suffer. Call Lady’s Care Center, or use the online scheduler to book an appointment today for incontinence help.