Not having control of your bladder can cause extreme anxiety and significantly affect your most intimate relationships. The team at Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, understands that treating your urinary incontinence is important to your overall health and well-being. For an expert evaluation, book an appointment online by clicking the 'Book Online' button below or call their office to learn more about urinary incontinence treatments.
Urinary incontinence is accidental leakage urine. This is a common problem as you age, especially for women. Urinary incontinence is often caused by overactive bladder (OAB), which is the sudden urge to urinate.
There are a few different types of urinary incontinence. The two most common are:
This type of urinary leakage happens when there is high pressure placed on the bladder, like when you laugh, cough, sneeze, exercise, or lift something heavy. Leakage is more likely to occur when the bladder is full.
With urge incontinence, you may experience a sudden urge to urinate, followed by the inability to hold urine. This can result from a bladder infection or can be caused by a more serious issue, like diabetes. This can most commonly result from an overactive bladder, and highly effective treatments are available.
Incontinence may also be a problem if your bladder doesn’t empty completely, as with overflow incontinence, or when you have other health concerns that make it difficult to get to the restroom in time, which is functional incontinence.
The team at Horizons Health & Wellness is proud to offer urodynamic testing, an advanced in-office diagnostic evaluation, to help determine the cause of your incontinence.
This state-of-the-art technology helps your medical team understand important characteristics about your bladder leakage.
Urodynamic testing measures:
This valuable information allows the team to create an effective treatment plan for you.
Horizons Health & Wellness offers a number of nonsurgical options for treating your incontinence. These include:
A pessary is a small silicone device that is inserted into the vagina to support the bladder and prevent bladder leakage. This device is removable and often helps avoid the need for surgical intervention.
This in-office treatment uses mild electric impulses to stimulate the nerves of the pelvis and bladder. This 30-minute therapy, administered weekly over 12 weeks, is especially effective for treating overactive bladder and urge incontinence.
This is a vaginally inserted device that uses high-frequency waves to retrain the weak and overactive pelvic muscles that cause urge and stress incontinence. Used in the privacy of your own home, this prescriptive device provides visual and auditory cues to help you know you are using it effectively.
This is a multi-disciplinary approach in which specialized physical therapists help retrain the muscles of the pelvic floor. The result strengthens the muscles required for bladder control and reduces urinary leakage.
Using these methods, the medical team at Horizons Health & Wellness is committed to helping you find relief from urinary incontinence, regain your bladder control, and restore your self-confidence.
For patients who may be too busy to attend physical therapy visits, we offer Kegel weights. These are vaginally inserted weights, in the shape of an egg, which are used to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and reduce urinary leakage and frequency.
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