Urinary disorders affect millions of women in the US, but only a small percentage talk to their doctors about it. It can affect both younger and older women. Women who suffer from urinary disorders all too often suffer in silence. They see quality of life, emotional state, body image, and sexuality decline as a result of this issue. Urinary disorders have a direct impact on one's productivity at work and can lead to social withdrawal and isolation.
Symptoms: Loss of urine with cough and activity
Treatment: Behavioral and physical therapy, office-based procedures, surgery
Urge Incontinence/Overactive Bladder
Symptoms: Needing to urinate frequently, urinating multiple times at night, feeling like you haven't emptied completely, having to rush to the bathroom when the urge to go hits
Treatments: Behavioral modification, dietary changes, medication, office procedures, or in some cases surgical procedures.
Caused by illnesses such as spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other central or peripheral nerve injuries.
Symptoms: Inability to empty the bladder completely, incontinence, recurring urinary tract infections
Treatments: Medication, specialized nerve stimulation procedures
Also known as painful bladder syndrome is a condition that results from inflammation to the bladder lining not caused by acute infection
Symptoms: Pain with urination, urinary frequency, and incontinence which may refer to other areas in the pelvic floor.
Treatment: Medication, physical and behavioral therapy, dietary modification, office procedures, or even nerve modification.
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
Caused by several factors such as hormonal changes or changes in the microbes that naturally live in our urinary tract.
Symptoms: Greater than two UTI in 6 months or more than 3 in a year
Treatment: Hormonal therapy, dietary modification, or chemical suppression