Urinary incontinence -treatment methods

Urinary incontinence -treatment methods

Urinary incontinence is a disease that can have one or more causes and can be treated in a variety of ways. In many cases, urinary incontinence can be treated, but the cause of the incontinence must be clearly identified before choosing a treatment. Unfortunately, treatment does not provide a complete cure for all patients, but everyone is trying to find a suitable tool or solution that can reduce the problems caused by the symptoms to such an extent that life returns to normal.

Tablet treatment

Medicines are commonly used to treat overactive bladders, but in recent times, there have also been good results with drugs for people suffering from stress urinary incontinence. The medicines used are prescription medicines! In menopausal women, estrogen replacement therapy may also be useful in the treatment of urinary incontinence.

Surgical treatment

Surgical procedures have shown good results in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence. The need for surgery is assessed by a doctor, and the day surgery methods used today give excellent results, allowing the patient to return home on the day of the operation.

Strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles

Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can alleviate the problems of urinary incontinence, as strength, speed and endurance increase during training. The best results are achieved when an individual exercise program is put together with the therapist, which allows the patient to perform these exercises independently on a daily basis.

Incontinence products

If urinary incontinence cannot be controlled with muscle training or medication, aids or bandages may be used. Bandages can alleviate the hygienic problems associated with incontinence and maintain human mobility and activity. Bandages are made for both men and women, but men can also use bandages for women. Bandages are an important support for a person with incontinence and provide reassurance even when corrective treatment is used. The choice of dressing is based on the severity of the urinary incontinence, and the use of the right product facilitates the maintenance of personal hygiene for both the caregiver and the caregiver.

New in Estonia are usage of  a pessaries and incontinence rings , the use of these products are determined by a gynecologist or midwife – read more information about pessaries in our blog posts.

 (Used sources: www.inkotuba.ee)


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