Urinary Leakage/Incontinence Specialist

Mirela Cernaianu, MD -  - Integrative and Holistic Women's Health

Hera Healthcare

Mirela Cernaianu, MD

Integrative and Holistic Women's Health & Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Center located in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, CA

Women with urinary incontinence often stay silent about their condition, either because they figure it’s a natural part of aging or they’re embarrassed. If you have incontinence, you’re one of the many women who struggle with the condition. It’s a problem often successfully treated by Dr. Mirela Cernaianu at Hera Healthcare, so please don’t wait to come in for help. Contact her office in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks, California, or schedule an appointment online so you can learn about the diverse treatments available.

Urinary incontinence FAQ

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence -- accidental urine leakage -- may be an occasional, slight problem, or it can become a severe health condition. 

What are the types of urinary incontinence and how you can tell the difference?

The two most common types of urinary incontinence are:

Stress incontinence: if you are leaking when coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting something heavy, jumping, running or with physical activity in general then you have stress urinary incontinence.  About 50% of all women who experience urinary leakage have this condition.

What causes this type of leakage?

  • Weakening of the tissues and muscles that support the urethra and the bladder, most commonly related to childbirth trauma. 
    • Pelvic organ prolapse: Pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder weaken, and organs may drop towards the vaginal entrance – most commonly caused by:
      • pregnancy and childbirth trauma
      • post-surgery involving the pelvic organs
      • post menopause as estrogen loss affects the health of tissues in the pelvic and vaginal area

Urgency incontinence, or overactive bladder: Urine leaks when you have a strong urge to urinate. If you are leaking on the way to the bathroom, or right after you have a strong urge to void then you likely suffer from urge urinary incontinence (about 20-25% of all women with urinary leakage have this condition)

Non-Surgical NON-INVASIVE Treatments for Urinary Leakage and Incontinence

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