Urinary Incontinence Treatment
- Q How can I do a proper kegel exercise?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineTo perform Kegel exercises, you must be seated on a toilet with your legs apart. (Men and women both sit.) The exercises consist of a sequence in which you urinate a small amount, try to stop the flow midstream by contracting the muscles, and then hold... Full Answer
- Q Why are implants used to treat incontinence?
Dr. Kevin Windom, Obstetrics & GynecologyThere is a small subset of patients with urinary incontinence that is caused by the urethra always remaining "open". In these women, bulking agents (implants) can be used to inject around the urethra to help coapt or close the urethra at rest, and... Full Answer
- Q How is stress incontinence treated?
Because there are so many causes for stress urinary incontinence, there are many treatment options. In some cases, treatment may be as simple as training your bladder or changing your lifestyle, such as avoiding alcohol if it increases your bladder's... Full Answer
- Q How is Botox being used for incontinence?
Botox, which are injections of a certain toxin that causes botulism, is a popular choice in eliminating wrinkles, but it's also possible that it could eliminate urinary incontinence as well. Botox injections into the bladder may help with certain forms... Full Answer