Urinary incontinence is a medical condition in which a person loses control of the urinary sphincter, which controls the flow of urine. Urine leaks out involuntarily. In other words, the condition makes people urinate when they don’t want to.
The condition is not widely discussed but it is both common and treatable.
Urinary incontinence is marked by an inability to hold urine in. When urine leaks out and how much leaks out can vary greatly. The symptoms surrounding leakage can help a doctor determine the cause of the incontinence.
Common symptoms include:
Urologists and gynecologists treat urinary incontinence. Gynecologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the female reproductive system, including the urinary tract and bladder.
Lots of women prefer to see a gynecologist, rather than a urologist who also treats women for urinary incontinence because gynecologists have more extensive training on the female reproductive system.
There are several different natural ways to treat urinary incontinence. A doctor might recommend any of the following:
When these solutions don’t resolve the symptoms, a doctor might recommend a medication, medical device, or surgical procedure.
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