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Treatments For Urinary Incontinence

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Most of the traditional and current treatments for urinary incontinence have significant limitations and often do little to actually cure the urinary incontinence .

Many of these alternatives do nothing to eliminate the original causes, but merely serve as a way to minimize he embarrassing effects of urinary incontinence.

Here are some cures  against urinary incontinence:

Absorbent Products
The vast majority of people who suffer from urinary incontinence do so in silence, never seek treatment or medical advice for their problems , and take immediately to wearing pads or diapers to hide their conditions. These products are simply designed to catch the urine upon leakage and do absolutely nothing to help remove the root causes of incontinence. People who  experience incontinence turn to absorbent products prematurely would be forced to continue purchasing them forever.

Pelvic floor muscle exercises, also called Kegel exercises, have been proven to be effective in improving and even curing some cases of urinary incontinence. These exercises aim to improve urethral resistance through directly exercising the pubococcygeus muscle. In pelvic floor muscle exercises, the person contracts the targeted muscles for up to 10 seconds, followed by an equal period of relaxation. Individuals are assisted by a clinician of simply given written instructions to follow.

A variety of surgical procedures are utilized mainly to treat stress incontinence, rather than urge or mixed incontinence. Surgery usually involves elevating and stabilizing the urethra and the bladder neck in order to prevent further incidents of incontinence.

External Catheters
Incontinent man can use what are called condom catheters to cope with urinary incontinence. These catheters go on the outside of the penis and terminate in tube and collection bag combinations. Women can also use external collection bags but have more problems keeping these items in place over the urethra.

Indwelling Catheters
An indwelling catheter, or Foley catheter, is a closed, sterile system inserted into the bladder through the urethra in order to allow for the drainage of the bladder directly through a tube into a urine collection bag.

Implantable Devices
Implantation of foreign materials into the body, such as artificial sphincters, are another method of treating urinary incontinence. Inject able materials, such as collages, polytetrafluoroethylene, and other substances, can be inserted into the tissue surrounding the urethral sphincter using small gauge hypodermic needles under anesthesia.

Drugs typically used for the treatment of urinary incontinence act on the nerve receptors associated with the bladder neurotransmitter system and generally alleviate the symptoms in part but are seldom curative. Drugs also may cause adverse side effects, often affecting cardiovascular and circulatory system.

Electrical Stimulation
Electrical stimulation is a treatment for urinary incontinence that involves the stimulation of the pelvic area by electrical current.

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