Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a distressing, unpleasant and often embarrassing condition. It is a common problem affecting over 50% of women at some time in their life. While for some it is only a nuisance, the leakage can deteriorate over time and for some it seriously affects their quality of life. Many women suffer in silence.
There are different types of urinary incontinence and they can often occur together which can make a diagnosis difficult. Stress incontinence is the most common type and leakage occurs with physical activity such as coughing, running and laughing. Other symptoms include passing urine frequently, a strong urge to urinate and difficulties in emptying the bladder. A lump or bulge (prolapse) may also be noted in the vagina. Some women will need bladder investigations, called urodynamics, to accurately diagnose their problem.
There are many different treatments for urinary incontinence and they include physiotherapy, drug treatment and surgery.
At Octavia Healthcare we are able to accurately assess and diagnose your problem and our team can advise you on the appropriate treatment and management.
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