To find out if you are a candidate of Incontinence, ask yourself the following questions?
Is your bladder controlling your life and causing you embarrassment?
Can you control the urge to run to the rest room or is it becoming inconvenient?
Do you leak urine and sometimes feel forced to wear protection?
Do you have pelvic pain?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you could have Incontinence.
What Is Incontinence?
Incontinence is the medical term for the inability to control urination. Urinary incontinence, or involuntary loss of bladder control, isn't something that just happens to older patients. In fact, the condition affects men and women alike, young and old. Incontinence is an intimate issue, shared reluctantly, if at all with others, including patients’ own physicians! Incontinence generally causes embarrassment, confinement, discouragement and it can become quite debilitating, creating a self-imposed burden on one’s life.
Urine is produced by the kidneys and stored in the bladder. The sphincter muscles near the bladder outlet prevent urine from leaking out until the brain indicates that it is time to urinate. When control of this process is lost, the resulting condition is called urinary incontinence.
How we can help:
Incontinence should not be looked upon as an unusual condition. It is a physical disorder which can be treated and frequently cured without medication or surgery if the right form of treatment is given. If you are incontinent, you should first ask your doctor for a referral. Our therapist is trained and will guide you through your treatment program, which usually takes 2-8 visits. You will soon learn how to relax tense muscles, strengthen weak ones, or control and coordinate the use of your muscles.