Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Medication is ineffective on stress urinary incontinence

Medication is ineffective on stress urinary incontinence

200 million people worldwide have stress urinary incontinence. Pregnant women, older women and those who have had a hysterectomy are especially prone to this condition. Taking diuretics to treat high blood pressure can make the problem worse. Treatment can involve doing Kegal exercises to improve muscle tone, having a urologist insert a pessary into the vagina, injecting collagen into tissue surrounding bladder neck and urethra. Surgery is only considered when all else has failed. Medications available to treat incontinence donít generally work on stress urinary incontinence. Biofeedback has also proven to be a successful treatment option for many with 44% reporting a cure and 79% reported an improvement.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Newsday

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

  • Urine loss while sneezing
  • Urine loss while coughing
  • Urine loss while laughing

Article Source Details

About: Medication is ineffective on stress urinary incontinence

Date: 23 November 2004

Source: Newsday

Author: Suzy Cohen


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Negligent lawsuit filed against hospital over false HIV-positive
  • Neonatal herpes proposed tracking
  • Neuropathic pain is may be difficult to diagnose
  • New 'type' of medicine harming patients.
  • New Advexin tumor shrinking drug developed
  • New age for prescriptions
  • New allergy test approved by the FDA
  • New anthrax test proven to be accurate and very quick
  • New antiviral treatment proposed for asthmatics
  • New appetite suppressant has good results

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise