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Urinary incontinence Treatments

Urinary incontinence: Treatments Inroduction

Current treatments can address a variety of causes of urinary incontinence, and symptoms can be successfully managed so people with urinary incontinence can live a normal, active life.

Treatment plans are based on medical history, type and severity of incontinence, coexisting conditions, and a patient's response to prior treatments. The most effect treatment plans for urinary incontinence include a multifaceted approach that not only addresses symptoms of urinary incontinence but identifies and treats all the possible co-existing conditions that can cause or worsen symptoms of urinary incontinence.

Other facets of treatment include minimizing alcohol and caffeine consumption, because both of these substances increase urinary production, frequency and sensations of urgency. Other behavioral interventions can include bladder training, emptying the bladder on a regular schedule, effective timing of fluid intake, and pelvic muscle exercises, known as Kegel exercises. In addition, recent research has found that overweight women who lose weight can dramatically lesson their risk of developing incontinence or lesson the symptoms of incontinence. Treatment may also include the use of medications that relax the bladder.

In some cases of urinary incontinence that does not better with other treatments, surgery may be an option. Surgery can help women whose incontinence is due to a bladder that has shifted out of its normal position. This commonly occurs due to pregnancy and childbirth. Surgery involves creating a sling or other type of internal support for the bladder. Some surgical procedures can be done on an outpatient basis.

Urinary incontinence: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Urinary incontinence from various sources may include:

Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

The following treatments are listed for Urinary Incontinence in our knowledge base:

Alternative Treatments for Urinary incontinence

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Urinary incontinence in various sources may include:

Drugs and Medications used to treat Urinary incontinence:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Urinary incontinence may include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Urinary incontinence:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Urinary incontinence may include:

Treatments for Causes of Urinary incontinence

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Urinary incontinence:

More causes: not all possible causes for Urinary incontinence are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Urinary incontinence.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Urinary incontinence:

The following list of conditions have 'Urinary incontinence' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Urinary incontinence:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Urinary incontinence' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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