Urinary incontinence is the involuntary or accidental loss of urine. Anyone of any age can experience the condition. Adult women are twice as likely as adult men to experience urinary incontinence because of the anatomy of the female urinary tract and pelvis and from changes brought on by pregnancy and childbirth. Although the incidence of urinary incontinence in both genders tends to increase with age, you can take steps to reduce its likelihood or successfully treat any problems that occur.
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Your Best Choice for Care of Urinary Incontinence
Talk with the specialists in the Pelvic Medicine and Continence Program of the Lahey Institute of Urology at Parkland Medical Center to find help for urinary incontinence. We welcome a conversation with you on what we know can be an embarrassing subject. Just remember - you do have options to address these sensitive issues and help you enjoy living your life to the fullest once again. We make sure you receive a thorough evaluation of your situation and individualized recommendations for treatment with medical or surgical alternatives.
Treatment for Urinary Incontinence at Parkland Medical Center
When you choose the specialists in the Lahey Institute of Urology at Parkland Medical Center, we help you identify the best alternative for your specific condition and lifestyle. Because no single treatment works for everyone, we offer a variety of options, including:
- Behavioral remedies such as bladder retraining, fluid restriction, Kegel exercises, pelvic floor exercises or biofeedback to improve your sense of muscle function
- Medications for overactive bladder, prostate enlargement, hormonal imbalances, bladder outlet obstruction, muscle relaxation or spasm
- Sacral neuromodulation—a “pacemaker” for the bladder—for urge incontinence that hasn’t responded to other treatment
- Vaginal devices and injections for stress incontinence in women
- Surgical procedures for men following radical prostatectomy, such as a bladder sling or artificial urinary sphincter
- Surgical procedures for women, such as a bladder sling or midurethral sling
Seek treatment for urinary incontinence with the physicians and specialists who collaborate through the Lahey Institute of Urology at Parkland Medical Center. We’re here to help you get control over incontinence, regain your quality of life and avoid complications, including skin breakdown and urinary tract infections or incontinence–related emotional issues that may be affecting your activities.