If you are a woman over 60 years of age and still don’t have bladder symptoms, you are the luckiest one for sure. This bladder problem is popularly known as Urinary incontinence that women are most likely to experience than men. In fact one among every 3 women is suffering from this common and distressing problem.
Seriousness of this disease:
Do you know Incontinence is costly to both the patients and nursing home industry? In fact more than 50% of the nursing facility admissions are due to incontinence in the US. Should you be later in getting quality consultations from Gynecologist, Obstetricians or Urologists at your nearest Medicare center, you are doing nothing but worsening the condition.
When and how does it happen?
It can break out when you exercise, jump, run rigorously or from abdominal pressure during coughing and sneezing. Few cases like Polyuria, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, enlarged prostate, brain disorders may potentially causes Urinary incontinence.
Physiologically in normal condition urethral pressure exceeds bladder pressure helping the urine to be in the urinary bladder only. Then any abdominal pressure gets transmitted to both Urethra and bladder equally leaving the total effect balanced. If bladder pressure rises and urethral pressure falls due to many physiological or behavioral changes, it causes Urinary incontinence leaking out the urine from the bladder.
Early diagnosis and quality treatment are mandatory
So you must not get panicked if you have such involuntary leakage of urine. However, you can not keep quite as well, because urinary incontinence leads to higher incidence of many other major health problems like obesity, diabetes, high depression and limited activity level. Thus it can have profound impact on your quality of life as well as financial status.
For medical investigation an urogynecologist or a specialized urologist can suggest the type of incontinence you have, straining and discomfort, use of drug, recent surgery or any illness if you have. Physical examination will include whether you have symptoms like tumor blocking the urinary tract, stool problem, poor sensation etc. Patients may need to undergo the tests like Stress test, urinalysis, blood test, ultra sounds, urodynamics, cystoscopy etc.
The treatment options vary from conservative treatment, behavioral therapy, medications to therapy based on the correct diagnosis. Absorbent pads, urinary catheters may provide relief to the women suffering from incontinence. Thorough evaluation can easily indicate the problem in the early stage and with proper consultation only it gets cured most of the time. Even if a surgery is required it is done quickly on an outpatient basis.
So, no more pain, agony or mental disturbance even if you experience the common incontinence problem. To get this inconvenience evaluated and treated effectively Dr. Robert True has arranged multi-specialty facilities for women in the Dallas Fort worth Metroplex area of Dallas. To live a life with gorgeous look, call him today at 817-399-8783.