Urinary incontinence refers simply to the loss of bladder control, and it’s a far more common condition than assumed. The loss of bladder control, depending on its severity, may cause hygienic problems as well as day-to-day social issues. This condition may manifest to women of any age group, and can be attributed to pathological or other causes.
Urine Incontinence it is a term refers to urine leakage either during certain activities (cough, sneeze, lower body exercises, sexual intercourse) or automatically without the need of these activities. In the 1st case it indicates weakness of the muscular and tissues support of the urethra. This will result loose urethra and the sphincter will not close properly to hold the urine during the above activities. The 2nd case is more complicated, and it indicates nerve or balder damage which might lead to hyperactivity of the bladder.
The 1st case could be treated either with invasive surgical method or with noninvasive method. The 1st way tends to belong to the past while the 2nd way becomes to be very popular with very promising results. Using The lasers, Radiofrequency and recently the electromagnetic energy it is the most modern way to face such a problem.
At Bader Medical Institute of London, we are happy to say that we have the full range of the above technologies. We use Lasers, Radiofrequency and Electromagnetic waves to treat the stress Urine Incomitance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Stress Urinary Incontinence refers to the condition where you suffer from involuntary loss of bladder control, when you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift weights, climb stairs or even during sexual intercourse.
Urge Incontinence is caused by neurological malfunctions, and in such cases the urinary bladder is characterised as "neurogenic bladder". Urge incontinence can affect all age groups, children, adults and elderly people. A chief cause of the condition in childhood is meningomyelocele. In other age categories causes may include, but are not limited to, injuries of the spinal cord as a result of an accident or fall, strokes, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
An urodynamic test is performed using an advanced form of medical equipment, of cutting-edge technology. You will need to dedicate approximately three hours of a morning, drink a quantity of water according to the doctor's instructions, and following this procedure a computer analysis will be performed, which will take measurements of certain factors, indicating a normal operation (or a lack thereof) of the urinary bladder and urethra. The measurements' data are then processed for results and the diagnosis is ready within a matter of minutes.
Modern medicine allows for a permanent treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence after a small surgical operation of 30-45 minutes, where the patient is lightly sedated and returns home from the clinic within a few hours. The treatment is definitive and of a permanent nature, with the patient able to return to day-to-day activities immediately.
A small incision in the vaginal area is made, and the so called "incontinence medical film" is then inserted to the urethra. The film is very light and constructed of a special antibacterial material; it is placed on both sides of the urethra in order to provide additional support. The urethra is gently lifted and aligned, eliminating all involuntary bladder functions once this happens.
Treatment for Urge Incontinence is solely pharmaceutical. The length and scope of the treatment is directly linked to the severity of the condition, and as such a close monitoring of the condition from the doctor will be required.
In certain cases it is possible for a mixed condition to exist. In this case, the diagnosis is made by joint consideration of the urodynamic test results as well as the patient's medical record. Treatment is focusing on both causes of the condition, the stress part is treated surgically with the placement of "medical incontinence film" and the urge part is treated with medication.