|Learn the difference: stress versus urge|
Urge incontinence is the second most common type of incontinence. When someone is experiencing urge incontinence they feel a very sudden onset of the urge to urinate. This can happen anywhere and often results in the person having an accident before they get to the bathroom. This type of incontinence is often caused by a disruption in the nerve signals that control the urinary system and can have a variety of causes.
- Lifestyle changes such as: changes in what you eat and drink, smoking cessation, weight management, and reduction in stress.
- Behavioral therapies such as: physical therapy (primarily the use of Kegel exercise), biofeedback, and bladder training.
- Surgery-It is important to keep in mind that this is generally only done when all other types of therapies have failed or if there is an injury or physical defect that can be repaired. In addition, surgery is most often done only in the cases of severe incontinence.
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