Finding Relief from the Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

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If you have a sudden urge to urinate or have trouble controlling the release of urine from your bladder, you are not alone.  Millions of women suffer from the same symptoms of female urinary incontinence.  The severity and frequency of the symptoms of female urinary incontinence can vary widely.  For this reason, this common condition can be simply a nuisance for some women and can be debilitating for others.

Urinary incontinence affects about twice as many women as it does men.  Why is this?  It is because of the particular structure of the female urinary tract.  It is also because of the after effects of pregnancy, childbirth and menopause on a woman’s body.

If the symptoms of urinary incontinence have you living in fear of an accident or are negatively affecting your self-esteem and/or your quality of life, it is time to seek relief.  There are a number of treatments that can be used to help women get relief from the symptoms of urinary incontinence including behavioral remedies and medications.  There are a number of exercises that can be used to strengthen the pelvic floor.  In some cases, yoga and other exercise programs have been used successfully to reduce the symptoms of female urinary incontinence.  There are also a number of discreet products on the market that can be worn under your clothing in the case of an accident.

One thing is for sure:  you do not have to let female urinary incontinence keep you from enjoying your life and participating in the activities you love.  Instead, talk to your doctor today about the available treatments.  Once your diagnoses of female urinary incontinence has been confirmed, your OBGYN or other physician can recommend the most suitable treatment to help you stay active and live your best life.

Posted on behalf of Carlos Alarcon, M.D., Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.