An overactive bladder is a health condition that is not normally attributed to the aging process. Symptoms of the condition include frequent urination. Most people use the restroom four to six times per day to urinate. With an overactive bladder, it is not uncommon to void eight to ten times in a 24-hour period. The uncontrollable urge to urinate is also a problem. Nocturia may also be a symptom that results in waking up at least two or more times from sleep to use the restroom. Incontinence may result. if you are experiencing these problems, please contact Dr. Shtainer. He can conduct a brief evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms.
Urinary incontinence involves the loss or leakage of urine at various times throughout the day. It can occur any time pressure is placed on the bladder, especially when a person sneezes, coughs, laughs, or moves suddenly. Incontinence may have multiple causes such as weakened muscles that support the bladder, a descent of the bladder that decreases pressure on the urethra, pregnancy, stroke, and surgical procedures that weaken the abdominal wall and compromise the structures that hold the bladder in place.
There are several treatment options for incontinence. Stress incontinence can sometimes be controlled through strengthening the muscles that control the flow of urine. This is accomplished through the use of Kegel exercises. Medications are also available to help control the urge to urinate and prevent the bladder from having uncontrolled spasms. Surgical options are also available that lift the bladder. This type of procedure re-establishes the support that is needed to hold the bladder in its proper place. Dr. Shtainer will discuss these and other options after proper workup. Please contact Adult and Pediatric Urology to schedule an appointment.
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