Treatment Of Urinary Incontinence

Let's start with the good news:
Nearly 80% of those affected by urinary incontinence can be cured or greatly improved.
Nowadays there are more treatments for urinary incontinence than ever before. They range from simple and safe, to complex and risky. The simplest and safest should always be the first to try. Often, a combination of treatments is used.

Treatment of urinary incontinence depends on the type and severity of the problem you have, your lifestyle and of course your personal preferences.

In any case, you should seek a professional opinion, be aware of all the options (which are a few), and actively participate in the decision process.

Options for the treatment of urinary incontinence fall into four broad categories:
  • Behavioral techniques: healthy lifestyle habits, diet modification, biofeedback, bladder retraining, pelvic muscle or Kegel exercises
  • Medications: Detrol, Ditropan, Enablex...
  • Devices: Catheters, Pessaries, Urethral inserts, Clamps and Compression rings, Electrical stimulation devices
  • Surgery: Sling procedure, Retropubic suspension, Artificial urinary sphincter, Implantable electronic stimulator, Bulking material injections