Do you suffer from sudden or unexpected loss of bladder control when you cough, laugh, jump or sneeze? Or do you suffer from the urge to urinate so sudden and strong that you don’t get to the toilet in time?
With up to 40% of women in Australia suffering from urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control, it is one of the most common health concerns from Australian women.
If you suffer from any form of urinary incontinence (stress incontinence, urge incontinence or overflow incontinence), book a free and discrete Emsella Chair Melbourne appointment for urinary incontinence treatment with Dr Diana at Appearance Clinic.
Incontinence may be caused or effected by pregnancy, child birth, menopause, dramatic weight changes and female surgeries such as hysterectomy. Also, as we age the prevalence and the severity of urinary incontinence increases.
There are three main types of urinary incontinence in women and men. Patients may experience one type or mixed incontinence, which is when you experience more than one type of urinary incontinence.
Often referred to as bladder leakage or light bladder leakage, stress incontinence is when urine leaks (frequent urination) when you put pressure on your bladder. This could happen when you are exercising, often jumping or coughing, laughing or sneezing, resulting in a small or large amount of urine leakage. This can be embarrassing and mean you restrict or cut out many enjoyable activities that could cause leakage.
When you have a sudden and often intense urge to urinate, commonly followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Often you will need to go to the toilet more often during the day, every half hour or hour, meaning you will always need to know where a toilet is when you are out, this quite often restricts activities. Commonly this will disrupt your sleep as you will need to frequently wake and urinate.
When your bladder does not empty completely, this leads to consistent dribbling or urine.