It's been said in the medical community that 80% of those affected by urinary incontinence can be cured or improved. Typically Incontinence is a result of what other temporary conditions and/or diseases create including prostate cancer, after pregnancy issues, aging, and so on.
Pads come in a variety of sizes and levels of absorbance that can be considered for any situation. Locate our "help me choose" page on our website onlyincontinence.com for more information.
Aside from the usual treatments available such as physical therapy, absorbents that we carry around, and medications there are procedures done by doctor's and surgeons.
Interestingly enough there are in-office doctor procedures that can eleviate incontinence. One such surgical treatment is called Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) which modulates the nerve activity between the bladder and brain all done in the doctor's office. Some estimates are that this procedure can last up to 5 years. (Talk with your urologist).
Again, focusing on forms of sacral nerve stimulation there is Interstim Therapy where a device is implanted that blocks messages sent from an over active bladder to the brain. Typically used by women with bladder leakage after pregnancy.
Then there are surgical procedures that are discussed with patients and decided upon with their doctors and surgeons when other treatments don't work well. Some are Urinary Diversion (re-routes the tubes that lead from the kidneys) & Augmentation Cystoplasty (Increasing the size of the bladder surgically). Of course before deciding on major surgery and/or in some cases radical surgery the patient should always get 2nd and 3rd opinions from experienced specialists in the field. Prepare a list of questions before you go and ask the hard questions such as "success rate" and ramifications 5, 10, and 20 years after the surgery.
There are many choices to consider when looking for ways to deal with incontinence. Many hospitals and universities have an abundance of papers and research to find what is right for you and your situation.
Please note that we are not medical doctors. This blog is intended for informational use only. You should consult with your doctor about anything in this blog.