Female Urinary Incontinence Specialists in Kingston, PA
Get Treated & Say Goodbye to Bladder Leakages
Many American men and women suffer from urinary incontinence, a common condition of accidental urine leakage outside of one’s control. Because many people may assume there is no way to treat the condition or may be embarrassed to bring it up to their doctor, the number of people suffering is a bit ambiguous. According to the CDC, nearly 40% of women and 22% of men 65 years of age and older suffer from urinary incontinence. The number of women battling the condition increases for those who have gone through pregnancy and childbirth delivery.
It’s easy to assume that urinary incontinence is just a part of the aging process however that’s not the case. With the help of a urologist, it can be managed or treated. There is no need for the condition to affect the emotional, psychological, and social aspects of your life. Gain back your lifestyle by taking action and speaking out to Dr. Rittenberg.
The 7 Types of Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence can be caused by a range of different issues. Because of this, incontinence can be categorized in one of the following seven ways:
The sudden and unexpected need to urinate more than 8 times per day can lead to leaks voiding.
The involuntary loss of urine due to increased pressure on the abdomen and bladder.
Patients exhibit symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence.
Small amounts of urine involuntarily leaks because the patient is unable to sense when the bladder is full.
There is no issue with the urinary system, but the patient is unable to make it to the bathroom in time due to mental or physical limitations.
This form of incontinence is temporary and caused by a short lived condition or treatment for a condition.
Total incontinence is the complete loss of urinary control due to a severe physical injury or abnormality.
Treatment options vary depending on the type and cause of incontinence. For more information on the types or causes of urinary incontinence, or to learn the best treatment option for you, please call (570) 288-3601 to meet with one of our urologists at Riverview Urologic Associates, located in Kingston, PA.