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Thanks for tuning in to the Armor Men’s Health Hour Podcast today, where we bring you the latest and greatest in urology care and the best urology humor out there.
In this segment, Dr. Mistry and Donna Lee discuss an issue that affects both men and women, but that is particularly common in ladies--urinary incontinence. There are two kinds of "leaking" that can occur: stress incontinence and urgency incontinence. Stress incontinence is the bane of the new mommy, the aging woman, and those who have recently had abdominal-area surgeries in particular. This type of leakage is most often seen when women sneeze, cough, squat, run, or put some other type of "stress" on their bladders and urethras, which for a variety of reasons have likely started sliding down. Stress incontinence can be treated with pelvic floor physical therapy and sometimes surgery. Surgical interventions include Votiva, a treatment using radio frequency directed at the urethra to help strengthen that tissue and help with vaginal moisture to boot, and the mid-urethral sling, which is made of safe and robust mesh or even natural tissues.
The other, more "urgent" type of incontinence requiring treatment is, of course, urgency incontinence. This kind of leakage is caused by an uncontrolled contraction of the bladder that makes getting to the bathroom in time very difficult if not impossible. Urgency incontinence can be treated with pelvic floor physical therapy, medication, or Botox injections or Axonics therapy--both of which calm the bladder down. More frequent, heavier leakage like that often seen with urgency incontinence needs to be treated by a urologist before rashes and other issues develop that seriously irritate this delicate area. Regardless of which kind of incontinence you have, know that you don't have to live with it. Call us today to schedule an appointment and put an end to your leaking!
This episode originally aired on 5.15.21. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share us with a friend! As always, be well!
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