Incontinence is the inability to control the passage of urine. This can range from an occasional leakage of urine to a complete inability to hold any urine. If you suffer from urinary incontinence or the involuntary loss of female bladder control or urinary incontinence you are not alone. This common problem affects more then 20 million men and women, although it is more common among the elderly and female bladder control is more prevalent than male bladder control.
Causes of incontinence included taking certain medications, being pregnant and the after-effects of childbirth, a drop in hormones due to aging and menopause, diabetes, obesity, high-impact exercise, bladder cancer and spinal injuries. No matter the cause of your bladder control problem, treatment is available. The urinary incontinence treatment program at DeKalb Medical is designed to care for your special needs using a non-surgical approach to treat your incontinence. These techniques will help you regain control of your life and return to the activities you enjoy most.
Exercises to strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor can help manage urinary incontinence and improve female bladder control. DeKalb Medical offers pelvic floor therapy to help women with female bladder control problems. Pelvic floor exercises also are recommended to help women with urinary incontinence.