Female Incontinence Treatment
Are you tired of your bladder dripping without your will? Do you want a permanent solution to this incontinence that often leaves you mortified? Well, we are all at your service. Book your appointments now to get professional help and find a lasting solution to all your incontinence problems.
Female incontinence is fairly common in the UK. Almost every fourth woman suffers from some kind of urinary incontinence, but they prefer to remain silent out of embarrassment. But no more! With our professional help, say no to a leaky bladder and resume your walk in pride.
Understanding the Female Incontinence and its types
Female incontinence refers to a loss of bladder control in women. It is a very common condition with a lot of different underlying causes. At our clinic, you’ll get a personalized treatment based on the cause and type of your urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is of different types with different aetiologies. Some major types are described as follows: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and mixed type that implies a combination of both stress and urge incontinence.
We offer an expert team to cater all your urinary concerns and provide the best treatments available.
Our clinic’s latest technologies and top-tier doctors make it all the easier to find permanent solutions to your incontinence problems. Moreover, we provide complete support and personalized aftercare plans for all our customers.
Risk Factors for Female Incontinence
Risk for urinary incontinence increases with advancing age, and it is extremely common in women over 70.
Lower urinary tract infections greatly increase the risk for female incontinence.
It is not uncommon to develop incontinence during pregnancy. If this is your case, you are likely to develop it 5 years after birth.
Giving birth through vagina (and not caesarean) can also cause urinary incontinence.
Risk for developing incontinence is high when your BMI reaches 30 or more.
Female incontinence also tends to run in families, showing a genetic link.
All you need to know about Female Incontinence Treatment
You may have other questions regarding the procedure that may not have been answered yet. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Female incontinence refers to a condition whereby a woman loses control over her bladder. This causes the urine to leak whenever there is a build-up of pressure (such as during coughing or sneezing) or when the bladder is over-reactive due to certain medical conditions.
It is very common in the UK. Every one in four women experiences urinary incontinence. The incontinence can be either stress or urge incontinence. However, it is the stress incontinence that accounts for nearly 65 percent of the total cases reported.
If you feel the need to pee all the time and can’t hold back your urge, you probably have an urge incontinence. This is caused by problems in the detrusor muscle of the bladder.
Normally, when this muscle relaxes, it allows the bladder to fill up with urine and when it contracts, it creates the urge to urinate. In urge incontinence, this muscle is over-reactive and makes you feel the need to lee all the time.
Yes. It can be reversed be because most cases are temporary and are associated with conditions such as childbirth, pregnancy, obesity and too much intake of alcohol or caffeine. Such cases usually involve a decreased strength of the urethra that fails to stay closed and resist and increases pressure.
For such cases, before moving on to an invasive or surgical correction, experts recommend pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your urethra. These exercises can reverse mild cases of incontinence.
Nonmedical treatment involves behavioural therapy such as doing pelvic floor exercises. For stress incontinence, a surgical treatment called tension free vaginal tape trans-obturator route (TVT-O) is employed, in which a polypropylene tape is positioned in the vagina and acts as a support for the urethra. For urge incontinence however, medicinal intervention is required along with surgery.
Post-surgery, the patient is temporarily kept on a catheter which is removed within a few hours and the patient is allowed to go home on the same day or the day after.
It is perhaps the most common type of Incontinence that accounts for nearly 65% of all female incontinence. It happens when your bladder and urethra become weak and fail to resist an elevated pressure. So, when your bladder fills up with urine and the pressure rises, the urethra (the tube that carries urine outside the body) fails to stay closed and urine flows out without will.
Failure of urethra to stay closed can be due to:
Weakened or damaged muscles of the pelvic floor
A damaged urethral sphincter (the muscular ring that regulates urethral closure)
Due to this weakness of bladder and urethra, even a slight increase in pressure, such as during laughing or sneezing, causes urine to leak out of your body. The deficit in urethral strength can also be due to:
Low levels of estrogen, such as during menopause
Treatment for Stress Incontinence
For mild and temporary cases of stress incontinence, our experts/doctors will advise you exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles. These are called pelvic floor exercises and are quite helpful in treating mild incontinence. However, serious incontinence would require specific treatment.
Urethral bulking is a surgical procedure aimed at strengthening the wall of your urinary tract to withstand a build-up of pressure during activities such as sneezing, etc. The procedure involves “bulking” the wall of the urethra with a man-made material. The material gets injected below the urethral lining or at the bladder outlet and helps these structures stay closed against an elevated pressure. The result, a strong tract that can effective manage pressure surges and avoid incontinence.
Benefits of Urethral Bulking Treatment
Urethral bulking is a highly effective treatment option to reverse the symptoms of stress incontinence. Women who undergo the treatment report significant improvements in their symptoms. The important thing however is that urethral bulking might not being a complete cure to your condition. Also, the responses to treatment are highly variable. While a single session is enough for some people to observe a complete reduction in incontinence symptoms, others may require multiple sessions or regularly spaced successive procedures. But should you worry? No, because our experts will roll in the perfect treatment schedule to benefit your condition.
Femilift treatment for Stress incontinence
Femilift is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment that aims at strengthening the pelvic floor and the inside of the vagina using the energy of a laser. It is a non-operative and painless procedure that begins with inserting a femilift hand-piece into the vagina. It then uses laser energy to heat the vagina to a precise temperature to allow the rejuvenation of its internal structures. This stimulates the production of more collagen and strengthening of the already existing collagen to achieve an overall younger and stronger vagina and pelvic floor. Its use for testing female stress incontinence has shown quite promising results.
This type of incontinence refers to a condition when you feel the urge to pee all the time and fail to hold it back. It is caused by problems in the detrusor muscle of the bladder wall. When this muscle is relaxed, it allows your bladder to fill up with urine. When it contracts, it pushes urine out of the bladder, and you feel the urge and subsequently urinate.
In urge incontinence, this detrusor muscle becomes over-reactive so that it contracts too often, always making you rush towards a toilet. Your muscle can behave in this abnormal way due to the following conditions that might may lead to short-term or lasting urge incontinence:
Diseases that strike the brain and spinal cord, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
Pathologies of the urinary tracts, such as UTI's
Excessive intake of alcohol and caffeine
Treatment for Urge Incontinence
Contrary to stress incontinence, urge incontinence requires certain medicinal interventions to produce an effective result. An unpopular treatment that we offer for urge incontinence is Botulinum Toxin A injections.
Our experts inject the Botox into the side wall of the bladder to paralyse the detrusor muscle in people who have an over-reactive detrusor. This is an effective as well as non-invasive procedure as it does not involve any incisions. 90 percent of the females report significant improvements in symptoms post-treatment.
Sometimes, it may be difficult for you to pass urine normally after a Botox treatment. Our experts will teach you to self-pass a catheter, which is called clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC). However, this only happens in 20 percent of the cases.
For all the treatments that we offer, we have highly skilled professionals to make sure we provide the highest standards of quality in healthcare.
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