Urinary Incontinence Therapy
If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, please know you are not alone. Although it can be embarrassing to discuss this very personal issue, learning more about it will start you on the road to a better life. There are 13 million men, women and children who are affected by urinary incontinence in the United States. Even so, some misconceptions prevail.
Here are the Facts:
- Urinary incontinence is not a disease.
- If you are a woman, urinary incontinence is not just part of being a female and it is not the price paid for having had children.
- Urinary incontinence is the second leading reason for nursing home placement.
Left untreated, urinary incontinence can:
- have an impact on sexual relations.
- cause a person to give up things they enjoy, like walking, bowling, hobbies or social events.
- alter one's self perception because of fear of odor or an embarrassing incident.
Treatment options are available
Treatment options include:
- Biofeedback therapy in conjunction with pelvic muscle exercises and bladder training
- Prescription medicine
There is a conservative treatment option for you
Talk with your doctor about the leakage you are experiencing. Although it may be an uncomfortable subject, a doctor can help you understand the cause of your problem and offer relief. Our caring healthcare professionals can develop a program most effective for your needs.
There are alternatives to surgical procedures that your doctor may want you to try first. Our program offers biofeedback training which combines pelvic muscle exercises and bladder training techniques to reduce or eliminate incontinence.
Biofeedback gives you signals you can see and hear about the contraction levels of your pelvic muscles. This helps you learn how to strengthen the pelvic muscles to their maximum efficiency. By doing so, it will help keep your bladder in its proper position, which can eliminate incontinence. Biofeedback is one effective alternative recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's urinary incontinence division.
Most doctors will agree that the first choice for treating urinary incontinence should be the lease invasive option with the fewest side effects. Biofeedback, along with pelvic muscle exercises and bladder training techniques, has proven an effective alternative in helping people regain bladder control.
Does insurance cover incontinence therapy?
Most insurance plans cover therapy services. However, you should always contact your insurance company to find out the amount of coverage and if they require information about your condition.
For more information on how we can help you, please call (937) 498-5332.