Urinary incontinence -- accidental urine leakage -- may be an occasional, slight problem, or it can become a severe health condition. The two most common types of urinary incontinence are:
Stress incontinence: Urine leakage occurs when you cough, laugh, or sneeze, or when physical activity puts pressure on the bladder.
Urgency incontinence, or overactive bladder: Urine leaks when you have a strong urge to urinate.
Mixed urinary incontinence: You have stress and urge incontinence.
Other types of urinary incontinence include overflow incontinence, functional incontinence, and transient incontinence, which is temporary because it’s caused by medications or a condition like a urinary tract infection.
Your brain may not send the proper signals telling you it’s time to urinate, or nerves that control bladder muscles may not work. Muscles that hold in urine or that support the bladder may weaken. Bladder muscles may contract too much or not enough, due to problems in the muscles or nerves.
Chronic urinary incontinence caused by weak muscles often arises due to:
Following a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your urinary incontinence, Dr. C. may recommend one of these treatments:
InTone is a medical device used to treat stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence in women. The device is inserted into your vagina and used to help strengthen some muscles and to relax overactive bladder muscles.
InTone therapy achieves results using these techniques:
You use InTone at home, where each session lasts about 12 minutes. You should use InTone six days per week for about 10-14 weeks to resolve urinary incontinence, then once or twice a week for long-term maintenance.
We accept all major insurance PPO plans and Medicare. Please contact the office for any additional insurance information.
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