This world continence week, the team at Urology Specialists wants patients to understand that they don’t have to live with incontinence. About 1 in 6 U.S. adults struggle with bladder incontinence, while about 1 in 12 U.S. adults reported symptoms of bowel incontinence in the past 30 days. There are millions of people living with these conditions, and too many are not getting help. Only about 1 in 8 adults with bladder control symptoms have been officially diagnosed, and on average it takes 6.5 years of incontinence symptoms before women seek an official diagnosis.
However, with a number of treatment options available, incontinence can be beaten. If you’re constantly leaving the house with pads or looking for the nearest restroom, contact Urology Specialists to schedule a consultation and discuss treatment. Our urologists are board-certified and have extensive experience diagnosing and treating incontinence, and will work to find the best treatment option for your specific case. Take control back this world continence week and contact Urology Specialists today!
Do you struggle with bladder leaks when you sneeze, cough, exercise, walk, and/or laugh? You may be living with Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), a common condition shared by millions of women. In fact, according to recent studies, one in three women will suffer from SUI at some point in their lives⁶. Fortunately, the board-certified urologists of Urology Specialists can help relieve your symptoms with the revolutionary Bulkamid system.
Urology Specialists’ own Dr. Lauren Wood Thum recently led a discussion on the symptoms and causes of overactive bladder and fecal incontinence, along with a patient’s treatment options. Dr. Wood specifically focuses on Medtronic’s InterStim and NURO systems, and why these cutting-edge treatments are good options for many patients. Check out the full video below!
For more information on overactive bladder or fecal incontinence and how InterStim can help, contact Urology Specialists today! Give us a call at (605) 336-0635 to schedule an appointment at one of our many SD, MN, or IA offices.
Are you struggling with urinary incontinence? If so, you’re just like millions of people worldwide. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean it’s normal. Dr. Lauren Wood Thum recently wrote a piece in The Prarie Doc about the importance of seeking treatment for urinary incontinence from a board-certified urologist.
If you have occasional bladder leakage but are too embarrassed to reveal this to your physician, you are not alone. Although this is a very common issue, it is believed that half of women do not report this to their doctor. Focus on the fact that bladder leakage is a treatable condition. Unless you want to battle this on your own for the rest of your life, read about the reasons why women should seek treatment for bladder leakage, and what those treatments are.
Childbirth is one of the main causes for pelvic floor disorders, and it can become more severe with each birth, especially if the labor was long or difficult. There are many things all women should know about pelvic floor disorders so let’s review them one at a time.
If this has ever happened to you, you know how embarrassing (and a little scary) a bladder leak can be, especially the first time. Then it begins to occur more frequently. Is it normal as I grow older, and why does my bladder leak when I cough?
Although women can experience urinary incontinence (UI) during their life, the frequency of UI tends to occur more often when you get older. This loss of bladder control often stems from hormonal changes that affect muscle strength in your pelvic area. Women who are pregnant, giving birth, or going through menopause are all likely to have urinary incontinence. So, does menopause cause urinary incontinence? It is a contributing factor, but there is more to it.
Let’s face it. As a man, there are probably things you just do NOT want to talk about. Incontinence is probably one of those topics, but the truth is that if you are suffering with incontinence, you must deal with it. So continue reading and consider it the guy’s guide to male incontinence. Then your next step will be to talk to Urology Specialists about it!
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