Millions of women live with urinary incontinence. Some women may lose a few drops of urine while running or coughing, while others experience a great loss. Urinary incontinence (UI) can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating. For some women, the risk of public embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities with their family and friends.
Women experience UI twice as often as men. Pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract account for this difference. Older women experience UI more often than younger women, however, incontinence is not inevitable with age. UI is a medical problem in which your doctor or nurse can help you find a solution. No single treatment works for everyone, though many women can find improvement without surgery.
Incontinence occurs because of problems with muscles and nerves that help to hold or release urine.
Treating Urinary Incontinence
At Meadows Surgical Arts, we diagnose the cause of our patient's incontinence and have several effective treatment options available, both surgical and non-surgical.