Urinary Incontinence Treatment for Women
(Proudly serving Northern Virginia and Fairfax County)
Urinary incontinence, (loss of bladder control) is a medical condition that affects women, mostly associated with aging and post multiple pregnancies.
Urinary incontinence can be gradual or sudden
There are five types of urinary incontinence:
Functional incontinence: Normal urine control, but difficulty “holding” or getting to the bathroom in time.
Urge incontinence: A sudden, strong need to urinate immediately.
Overflow incontinence: Small amounts of leakage caused by an overfilled bladder, along with strained urination.
Stress incontinence: Sudden urination or urge to urinate caused by contracted muscles. This includes laughing, coughing or exercise.
Mixed incontinence: Any combination of the other four types of incontinence.
What Causes Urinary Incontinence?
- Multiple pregnancies
- In some cases constipation can cause incontinence
- Kidney stones
- Bladder stones
- Spinal injuries
- In men enlarged prostate
Treatment of Urinary Incontinence :
Treatment of urinary incontinence will depend on the cause of the problem.
If the cause of urinary incontinence can’t be determined from the history and physical exam certain tests will need to be performed such as:
- Pelvic ultrasounds,
- Urodynamic tests
In most aging females and those that have had multiple pregnancies/vaginal deliveries, one of the best ways to treat the urinary incontinence is
Treatment with ThermiVa (radiofrequency) Another good treatment is the O shot(PRP injection) with or without combining it with ThermiVa.
Other holistic treatment modalities are :
- Cessation of smoking and alcohol consumption
- Stress exercises and employing behavior techniques
If the cause of Urinary Incontinence is more serious options include:
– Surgery (bladder suspension, artificial urinary devices)
– Hormones (topical estrogen, testosterone)
– Stem cell injections
If you need to seek treatment for with a urinary incontinence
please call (571) 570-3063 or contact Dr Anteneh Roba email@example.com
Dr. Anteneh Roba