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A Quick Guide to Different Forms of Incontinence

Incontinence affects thousands of people every year. However, many patients do not understand the causes of their condition or the fact that incontinence can take multiple forms. While there have been many advances in the treatment of incontinence, putting an end to the condition requires understanding on behalf of both a medical professional and patient.

If you are dealing with urinary incontinence, the best place to start on the path to recovery is at Comprehensive Urology. Armed with the right knowledge, you can pursue the best urinary incontinence treatments to put an end to your condition.

Incontinence Treatment in Los Angeles

Incontinence takes many forms, and each form has its own symptoms, causes, and complications. People of all ages can be affected by any type of incontinence, so understanding the full scope of this condition and its many forms is vital to finding the right course of treatment. You may be suffering from one of the following forms of incontinence:

Stress Incontinence – Because of weakened pelvic floor muscles and tissues, an increase in abdominal pressure can cause urine leaks. Pregnancy, childbirth, being overweight, and prostate surgery can all cause the condition, which often presents itself during sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercising.

Urge Incontinence – Also known as overactive bladder, people with urge incontinence will have sudden urges to go to the bathroom but may not be able to get there in time. This may be caused by damage to the nervous system or nerves and muscles surrounding the bladder. This damage can be from bladder infections, injuries, and other medical conditions.

Mixed Incontinence – In this form, a person may experience both stress and urge incontinence, complete with symptoms from both types. This can be caused by the conditions that lead to either stress or urge incontinence.

Overflow Incontinence – People with overflow incontinence can suffer from leakage when their bladder is full and may not be able to empty it appropriately. Often, this is the result of weak bladder muscles, urethra blockage, constipation, tumors, and other medical conditions.

Functional Incontinence – This is simply an inability to get to the bathroom in a timely manner. It affects people with mobility problems due to issues such as balance, arthritis. It can also be due to cognitive impairment.

While you may believe that your incontinence falls into one of the above categories, the only way to be completely certain of your condition is through the diagnosis and insight of skilled urology experts. By finding out the details of your unique medical condition, you can determine which course of action if right for you.

Contact an Incontinence Surgeon in Beverly Hills

If you or a loved one is dealing with incontinence, do not wait to seek out help from skilled medical professionals who can lighten your burden and improve both personal and professional life with skilled help. The surgical team at Comprehensive Urology has helped countless patients put an end to their incontinence and return to a fulfilling and healthy daily life. Get in touch with us by calling (310) 499-2756 or contacting us online to learn more about our wide variety of services and track record of success.

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