Urinary incontinence affects over 25 million Americans, mostly women, and occurs when you urinate accidentally. Dr. Rania Ibrahim advises that there are several variations of urinary incontinence as shown below.
Stress Incontinence results from a spike in abdominal pressure that occurs when you exercise, sneeze, laugh, or cough. Urine slips out because pelvic floor muscles and tissues have weakened.
Urge Incontinence. Urge incontinence is also called overactive bladder (OAB), and it creates a need to go to the bathroom so urgent that you may not get there in time and leak urine.
Overflow Incontinence. You may be experiencing overflow incontinence if you’re unable to empty your bladder properly, and as a result, you experience leakage when the bladder is already full.
Functional Incontinence. If you suffer from functional incontinence, it’s usually because physical conditions such as arthritis, or mental issues such as dementia prevent you from getting to the bathroom in time.
Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence
Depending on the type of urinary incontinence you are living with, certain changes in lifestyle can lessen the effects of the condition.
Some options for the treatment of urinary incontinence include:
- Pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises;
- Biofeedback, which takes information about something occurring in your body and presenting it in a way that you can understand.
- Devices, such as a pessary, vaginal cone, urethral insert and external urethral barrier;
- Injections and/or surgery;
- Scheduled emptying and bladder training;
- Medications or surgery.
Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing to discuss, but overcoming your reluctance is worth it, as treatment can reduce or eliminate the problem.
If you are suffering from urinary incontinence and need a caring and experienced Female OB-GYN the please call the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in The Woodlands, TX.
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Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
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Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands