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Why is medication alone insufficient for treating incontinence?

Ja-Hong Kim, MD
Urology
Medication alone rarely cures urinary incontinence; all it does is relax the bladder, but does not get rid of what caused the incontinence in the first place. Medication can increase your bladder capacity storage and give you a little bit more control so you don’t have any episodes. Studies have shown that combination therapy is the most effective Lifestyle changes such as pelvic floor exercises combined with a single daily pill can really improve your symptoms. 

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