Need Better Bladder Control? We Can Help!

Introducing a new program for urinary health using biofeedback.

Urinary Incontinence Can Be Treated

If you are one of the ten million Americans who has involuntary loss of urine, you may have been told that this condition is an expected part of aging and that you should learn to live with it. This is simply not true. Effective treatments are now available for all ages. Simple and easy to follow, they can have a positive impact on your physical, psychological, and social health. The staff at the Wayne B. Glazier, MD Continence Clinic is dedicated to helping you attain better bladder control. Dr. Glazier and his staff have been treating urinary incontinence for 20 years with success. The first step is to make an appointment to determine the cause of your urinary incontinence. The next is the development of a personalized treatment plan using exercise, biofeedback, and perhaps medication.

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

There are many reasons a person can develop urinary incontinence. Discovering that reason can help us to better design your treatment plan. Some of the most common factors are:

  • Childbirth
  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Estrogen Loss
  • Obesity
  • Pelvic Injury
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Prostate Disease
  • Previous Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Urinary Infections

Types of Urinary Incontinence

Urge Incontinence

This kind of incontinence is associated with a strong and sudden desire to void leaving the person with a need to get to the bathroom before accidental urine loss occurs.

Stress Incontinence

This incontinence is associated with physical activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or lifting heavy objects.

Mixed Incontinence

This incontinence is a mix of both "urge" and "stress" incontinence.

Overflow Incontinence

This incontinence occurs in people who are unable to empty their bladders well and may be related to diseases such as diabetes.

Treatment Is Simple

Safe, Painless and Non-Invasive

After your initial visit to the Nurse Practitioner at the Wayne B. Glazier, M.D. Continence Clinic, you will learn what type of urinary incontinence you have and a treatment plan will be designed for your specific needs. The clinic has developed a range of treatments including dietary modification, exercise and biofeedback, behavioral training, and medication. Your nurse will teach you these treatments and help you monitor your progress.

Exercise: Pelvic Floor Retraining

This technique allows a person to strengthen and tone the pelvic muscles, helping to regain bladder control.

Biofeedback: Biofeedback is a method by which you can see the effectiveness of your exercising. A sensor is connected to your skin and sends a computerized picture to a monitor allowing you to visualize and identify important pelvic muscles as they tighten and relax during exercise.

Medication: Sometimes medications are necessary to help quiet the overactive bladder, decrease the size of an enlarged prostate, or improve the flow of urine from the bladder.

Surgery: In a few cases, surgical treatment may be necessary to correct the problem.

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