Is incontinence complicating your life? Although it is a relatively common medical problem, stress incontinence — the loss of bladder or bowel control as a result of physical movement or activity — is not a common topic of conversation. The personal nature of the issue prevents many people from discussing it with their friends, family members, and sometimes, even their doctors. The result is that many individuals suffer in silence. According to researchers, women suffer from stress incontinence for an average of 6.5 years, and men for 4.2 years, before seeking help.
Contrary to what many people believe, however, stress incontinence is not a normal sign of aging and should not be ignored.
It can be indicative of a serious medical condition, but usually it is not, and furthermore, it is very treatable. For example, the root cause of incontinence is often muscle weakness related to pelvic floor dysfunction. If this is the case, getting physical therapy and practicing simple, at-home exercises can allow you to live symptom and worry-free.
After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate symptoms but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms.
We offer a multitude of effective non-surgical treatment options to help with your symptoms, including:
- Physical Therapy
- EMDR and Guided Meditation
- Massage Therapy
- Stress-Reduction Meditation Training
We’re here for you, and we want to help. Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible.
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