Male Incontinence Treatment
Have you lost control over your bladder? Do you want to rekindle your lost urinary strength? Fortunately, at our clinic, you’ll get all that you need to put your bladder on the smooth run again.
Although urinary incontinence mostly affects females, it is fairly common in males too. It can be highly inconvenient and embarrassing to have your bladder leaking and not having the strength to hold your urine back. But there’s nothing to worry about. We have got you all covered.
Understanding the male Incontinence
Male incontinence refers to a condition of reduced control over bladder so that urine leaks out every time there’s a slight increase in pressure.
This condition is caused by a number of underlying factors. So, our exert will first analyse the cause based on a detailed history and physical examination. You’ll then receive a personalized treatment that’ll help you get rid of your bladder inconveniences, permanently.
Urinary incontinence is fairly common in men. In the UK, every one in ten men, especially over 60 years of age, suffers from urinary incontinence. This condition significantly impacts daily activities and greatly reduces mobility to locations where you don’t have access to toilet because with incontinence, you can feel the need to pee all the time.
At our clinic, we uphold the highest standards of quality in healthcare. Our experts thoroughly discuss your condition and provide treatments that ensure lasting solutions to all your bladder problems. Needless to say, we also provide expert clinical guidance and a complete personalized aftercare plan to all our patients.
Types of male Incontinence
Men from all walks of life face some kind of bladder control loss at some point in their lives. But usually, it is temporary and resolves with small lifestyle changes. The real problem starts when you permanently lose control over your urinary flow.
This loss of control can be divided into the following types:
Stress incontinence is due to a weak urethra that fails to resist an elevated urinary pressure. So, every time the urine builds up in your bladder and the pressure goes up even slightly (such as during coughing or sneezing), your urine leaks out. A weak urethra can be due to weak muscles of the pelvic floor or a damaged urinary sphincter that fails to remain closed against an elevated pressure.
This type of incontinence results from an over-reactive bladder. The bladder wall contains a muscle called detrusor muscle. When relaxed, this muscle allows filling up of the bladder. It then contracts to expel urine out of the bladder into the urethra (creating an urge to urinate). In urge incontinence, the problem lies in over-reactivity of this detrusor muscle, due to which you feel the need to pee all the time.
This happens when the urethra is blocked or obstructed, such as due to an enlarged prostate. The bladder doesn’t empty when it should and so when it fills completely, the overflowing urine comes out by taking down the urethral obstruction. This also happens when the bladder muscles are weak and fail to push the urine out when normally required. This type of incontinence is also common in men.
Sometimes during prostatectomy, the sphincter can suffer a damage that can lead to a male incontinence. However, the risk for this unfortunate event is very low (about 1-2%) and it can never be predicted beforehand, even by expert surgeons. Besides, various incontinence types can be mixed, so you experience urinary leakage both due to a pressure build-up and due to a vague urge to urinate all the time.
All you need to know about male 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.
Yes. Although urinary incontinence is more common in females, it has a reasonable frequency in male population too. The most common type of incontinence in males is stress incontinence. Almost every 1 in 10 men suffer from this condition.
For men, stress incontinence commonly occurs due to perineal or pelvic damage and weak urethral muscles. It can also develop after a prostatic surgery. However, the risk for such an occurrence is low (approximately 1-2 percent).
If you experience urine leakage after a little physical activity or during states that increase your abdominal pressure, such as coughing or sneezing, you probably suffer from stress incontinence. But the good thing is, you don’t need to worry about it. Just visit us and our experts will sort it all out for you.
Most of the time, male incontinence can be corrected by simple lifestyle changes. Adjusting fluid intake and reducing alcohol and caffeine intake is an important step towards managing urinary incontinence.
Also, pelvic floor exercises play a significant role. They help build up the strength of your pelvic muscles, which is essential to resist states of increased pressure. Moreover, maintaining an adequate weight and eating good fibre diets to avoid constipation also helps in reversing mild cases of incontinence.
Apart from lifestyle adjustments, there are a lot of surgical treatments to correct a severely leaky bladder. These include implants such as male slings and artificial urinary sphincter that are inserted into the body through surgery. All these implants aim at supporting the urethra mechanically to prevent it from voiding urine under states of pressure build-up such as sneezing, coughing or laughing.
For all mild and temporary cases of urinary incontinence, simple lifestyle changes do the trick. Adjusting your fluid intake and reducing the amount of alcohol you feed your body with, can significantly bring back bladder control (and your confidence). Also, it’s important to physically build up your pelvic floor strength. Fortunately, our experts will guide you on dedicated pelvic floor exercises to help restore muscle strength.
Yes, they are very effective surgical treatments for male incontinence. Complete recovery and improved symptoms are observed in 90 percent of the patients. Moreover, AUS is an effective method to improve stress incontinence, especially in people who develop it after a prostate surgery.
Treatment For Male Incontinence
We offer a lot of different treatments which depend upon the extent and type of your incontinence. However, with all the treatments that you get at our clinic, we make sure you bid farewell to your urinary problems for good.
Adsorbent Pads And External Collection Devices
These protective pads and external collection devices (such as catheter with collection bags) provide a temporary relief, especially for the elderly until a permanent surgical correction can be made. However, there is a stigma associated with their use. Still, we might recommend these based on your condition or if there’s a while in your surgical procedure.
Urge incontinence is a little different and can not be resolved completely by the above-mentioned procedures. Botox injections into the side wall of the bladder can help stabilize an over-reactive detrusor and improve the symptoms of urge incontinence. It is a short non-invasive procedure unlike surgical methods in which incisions are made to insert various implants.
This is an invasive procedure in which our experts insert a sling into the urethra through an incision in the perineum. The sling is made from polypropylene and is quite similar to the tension free vaginal tape used for female incontinence. It provides mechanical support to the urethra and prevents it from opening under pressure. The optimum tension is determined, so the patient can find a balance between the adequate bladder levels and the feeling of bladder satisfaction. However, this treatment is specific for male stress incontinence.
Artificial Urinary Sphincter
We implant an Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS) as an alternative to the natural mechanism under general anaesthesia. It consists of three parts: a cuff, balloon and a pump, all of which are connected by silicone tubes. The cuff is inserted into the perineum by an incision between the scrotum and anus. The pump is implanted in the scrotum and the balloon in the abdomen. The cuff is filled with saline to keep the urethra closed. When the patient wishes to urinate, he can deflate the cuff using the scrotal pump. Fluid from the balloon then fills the cuff, and this closes the urethra.
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