Female Incontinence Treatment
Stress, Urge & Mixed Urinary Incontinence
Let’s Talk About It
What is Incontinence?
No-one likes to talk about incontinence, yet it’s one of the most common medical issues people face.
Urinary incontinence – when you accidentally leak urine – is a problem that affects 1 in 2 women and 1 in 10 men. There are several different types, causes, and treatments.
This is urinary leakage due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and tissues. It generally occurs when pressure on your bladder increases — such as when you exercise, laugh, sneeze, or cough.
Stress incontinence can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- pregnancy and childbirth (which can stretch and weaken a woman’s pelvic floor muscles)
- being overweight or obese
- taking certain medications, and/or
- prostate surgery.
Also known as Overactive Bladder (‘OAB’), you have an urgent need to go to the bathroom and may not get there in time.
Urge incontinence can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- damage to the bladder’s nerves, or other parts of the nervous system
- muscle damage
- underlying medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and stroke
- bladder problems, such as infections and bladder stones, and/or
- taking certain medications.
Mixed Urinary Incontinence
This means you have a combination of stress and urge incontinence, so you will experience involuntary leakage with urgency and also with exertion, effort, sneezing, or coughing.
1 in 2 women will experience urinary leakage at one time or another – and 1 in 4 will avoid activities such as sports, going to the gym or even walking or playing with their kids because of it.
Incontinence Can Be Treated
While incontinence is extremely common, it’s not ‘normal’. And the good news is that incontinence can often be treated easily and successfully.
At the Coregood Institute we can offer a full range of non-surgical treatment options, and tailor a treatment plan to suit your particular situation and needs.
We focus on treating the underlying problems that cause incontinence, rather than simply treating the symptoms (for example, using absorbent products to manage the underlying problem).
We employ an extensive range of non-surgical treatment options to diagnose and treat incontinence. Our methods can help patients avoid surgical or drug-related treatment altogether, or assist with the recovery from other treatments such as surgery (both pre- and post-surgery).
Alongside traditional pelvic physiotherapy treatment options and advice on correcting pelvic floor function, we also offer patients treatment using the world’s most advanced and successful non-surgical technology – the PelviCenter.
As well as treating incontinence, we’re also able to offer effective natural solutions and nutritional advice to treat and help you better manage some of the underlying chronic conditions that can lead to incontinence.
The Best Non-Surgical Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence
An independent study has confirmed the PelviCenter to be the most effective non-surgical treatment option for Stress Urinary Incontinence in the world today. The randomised, double-blind, sham controlled study (the most reliable study that can be undertaken) measured the immediate and long term response rates following treatment using the PelviCenter. The results, published in the highly respected US-based Journal of Urology, have proven that treatment using the PelviCenter:
- delivers a 75% success rate immediately following treatment – pelvic floor muscle training (‘PFMT’) typically delivers a 15%-56% success rate
- delivers long lasting results with the success rate still at 70% after 12 months (PFMT results quickly fade following treatment).
The PelviCenter also compares favourably with surgical options which offer success rates of 56%-98% after one year (but with much greater associated risk). You can read the full research paper here.