Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Incontinence is a situation where one leaks urine unintentionally, while they cough or sneeze, laugh, bend over, lift something heavy, exercise or perform sex. It’s a condition of involuntary urine loss when there is pressure on a full bladder.

Stress Incontinence occurs in women whose pelvic floor muscles and the muscles that control that release of urine, have lost strength and weakened.

Apart from demanding a great deal of everyday care, the situation can result in extremely embarrassing situations, be mentally stressful, and thereby greatly affect a woman’s quality of life.

Stress Incontinence may arise due to multiple conditions such as an instrumental delivery, multiple pregnancy, chronic infection, factors of age, and obesity.

Behavioral therapies, medication and surgeries are broadly the three categories in which one can curb the effects of this condition. Learning how to do Kegel exercises may help strengthen pelvic floor muscles and the urinary sphincter. However, results depend on the frequency with which the exercises are performed.

Changes in fluid consumption with healthy lifestyle changes can help lessen the risk of Stress Incontinence and weaken the symptoms. Certain devices, such as the Vaginal Pessary or the Urethral inserts, may help control the condition. And lastly, certain surgical interventions can treat stress incontinence to improve closure of the sphincter and support the bladder neck.

Stress Urinary
Stress Urinary

What to expect during treatment for Stress Incontinence at Firm Hospitals

Firm Hospitals takes pride in ThermiVa, a novel method invented by Dr. Red M. Alinsod for feminine rejuvenation for Stress Urinary Incontinence. Treatment initiated through this device followed with regular diet and pelvic floor exercises can help neutralize symptoms.

Treatment for Stress Incontinence at Firm begins with a primary counseling about symptoms and lifestyle, followed by a physiotherapy treatment, if required. Post 3 months, Urodynamics or Bladder testing may be recommended if there are no positive results. The bladder’s functional system will be examined and a treatment plan will be arrived upon.

Further, we also teach simple deferment techniques to help you hold onto the pressure that gets built when your bladder is full. When an urgency develops, these practices help in contracting your pelvic floor muscles, soothing down your bladder without resulting in urine leakage.

Through another simple surgical procedure, we correct the laxity of the pelvic organs by fixing a telescope to the umbilicus - where one end of the mesh is connected to the vault and the other to the sacral promontory, thus retaining the position of the bladder or fix it to the pectineal ligament - Laparoscopic Pectopexy.

With an astounding career in the field of women care, our Chief Dr. Mala Raj, renowned Obstetrician, Gynecologist and a Specialist in Laparoscopic Surgery and Infertility, assesses and treats a variety of health conditions affecting women. Her forte lies in treatments for Stress Incontinence, Urgency/Overactive Bladder, Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), Recurrent UTI, Vaginal Vault Prolapse (VVP) among others.

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