Many older adults experience what is known as urinary incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder, and do not seek medical help because it is a common misconception that an overactive bladder is simply a sign of aging. However, it is not just older individuals who suffer from the involuntary loss of urine – it can affect men and women of all ages for varying reasons. Young and old alike feel too embarrassed or self-conscious to seek help for urinary incontinence, but answers and expert treatments are available. The skilled urologists at Comprehensive Urology in Los Angeles treat patients of all ages and backgrounds for overactive bladders, leakage, and other urinary issues.
What Causes an Overactive or Weak Bladder?
Losing control of one’s bladder can happen for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a temporary symptom of a new medication or from eating certain foods that stimulate the bladder. However, urinary incontinence may be a persistent medical condition resulting from:
- Enlarged Prostate
- Obstruction, such as a stricture in the urethra
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
It is in your best interest to seek a medical evaluation if urinary leakage or overflow becomes persistent. The condition may be a symptom of a more serious issue, and beginning treatment as soon as possible will give you the best chance at recovery.
What Treatments are Available?
A physician at Comprehensive Urology will evaluate your unique circumstances to create the optimal treatment plan, which will depend on the causes of your incontinence. Your treatment may include one or a combination of the following:
- Pelvic Floor rehabilitation therapy, which is a type of physical therapy for the muscles that control your bladder
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, to control symptoms
- Surgical implants, such as slings, nerve stimulators, or sacral neuromodulation
- Endoscopic injections to reduce leakage
With expert medical care, you can reclaim your life and no longer live with the discomfort or embarrassment of an overactive bladder or uncontrolled urination.
Call Comprehensive Urology for Treatment Today!
If you are suffering from a weak or overactive bladder that is interfering with your daily life, contact a skilled urologist in LA for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment options. Our team at Comprehensive Urology has decades of experience helping patients. Call (310) 499-2756 today to schedule an appointment or comprehensive exam.