February 4, 2015
Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in. This is a common medical condition that affects many women. When urine is involuntary released, the definition of urinary incontinence, it can be the cause of great embarrassment. In the United States alone, almost one forth of the population of women struggle with urinary incontinence. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with urinary incontinence. Many women often feel too embarrassed to talk with their doctors about this condition, yet they should, as it is a common and treatable condition.
Many more women suffer from urinary incontinence than men because there are more contributing factors for the female population. Pregnancy and childbirth are the most common causes of urinary incontinence. The extra weight that is rapidly put on during pregnancy plus the pressure that a growing uterus places on the bladder – both of those mixed with the hormones that are preparing a woman’s body to give birth – can cause the bladder to involuntarily release urine. After giving birth, the body does not recover over night; and many women find that they struggle with releasing urine when they sneeze, cough, laugh, and exercise. This condition can be very embarrassing for women despite the fact that they know the “why” behind it.
At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we offer many types of treatments for urinary incontinence. Kegel exercises, vaginal devices, injections, medications, and surgery are all options for most women. If you are suffering from urinary incontinence, speak up! You will be treated with the compassion you deserve at our practice. Call our office today to schedule an appointment to accurately diagnose your condition and determine the best solution to suit your individual case. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality in women’s medical care.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.