In­con­ti­nence med­i­ca­tions

Wellness Update - - Health Watch MD -

“There are med­i­ca­tions for urge in­con­ti­nence, but not re­ally for stress in­con­ti­nence,” she says. “What th­ese med­i­ca­tions do is re­lax the blad­der mus­cle so it’s not spas­ming. This al­lows the pa­tient to hold more and have bet­ter con­trol.” Stress in­con­ti­nence is typ­i­cally treated with surgery, but if you are not ready for that, Dr. Wiskind says “the next step is pelvic floor or sup­port­ing de­vices.” So when should you see a spe­cial­ist for uri­nary in­con­ti­nence? It’s sim­ple, says Dr. Wiskind: When it be­comes both­er­some in your ev­ery­day life.

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