Have you ever laughed so hard that you leaked? Bladder problems are common in women, but they can quickly become a major problem that disrupts your daily life. At Women’s Excellence, we specialize in bladder control services including overactive bladder treatment and urinary incontinence treatment. Our priority is to give you an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for you to stop the leaks and help you feel comfortable again.
What is overactive bladder?
Overactive bladder is when you have frequent, sudden urges to urinate that are difficult to control. Other symptoms of overactive bladder include:
- frequent urge to urinate
- frequent urination
- bladder spasm
- leaking of urine
What is incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is when you cannot prevent urinary leakage. This can occur when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or even lift something heavy.
What causes bladder leakage?
As you age, the muscles that support your bladder tend to weaken. Other physical changes that can cause bladder leakage include:
- Urinary tract infections
There are Solutions!
Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control is here for you to help you seek solutions that are right for your body. We specialize in a variety of bladder control issues and treatments including:
- Overactive bladder treatment
- Urinary incontinence treatment
- Bladder prolapse
- Urinary tract infections
- Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)
In order to properly diagnose our patients, we perform a full physical exam, history intake, and testing to evaluate and identify the severity of your condition. All of this is done conveniently and discretely in our office. Our in-office testing includes:
- Urodynamic bladder testing
- Potassium Sensitivity testing
We offer a variety of treatment options to our patients based on their specific needs. Our treatment protocols include:
- Bladder instillation treatments for Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)
- Botox for overactive bladder treatment
- Axonics Therapy – sacral neuromodulation
- Minimally invasive surgical options
- Pelvic floor physical therapy
- Anterior Colporrhaphy and posterior Colporrhaphy prolapse treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I suffer from frequent urinary tract infections?
We look at Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) differently. We not only look to help ones symptoms immediately, but we also look to find out why you have gotten the infection in order to prevent another infection from returning. This is what makes the specialists at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control different. Our center focuses on why something occurs and targets evaluation and treatment to completely treat the problem. We are focused to solve an issue rather than just handle it.
Many recurrent urinary tract infections are not even infections at all but rather bladder wall irritations or deficiencies such as interstitial cystitis. If you have a simple bladder infection or chronic recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), our specialists can provide you the right therapy and the right diagnostic work-up.
Do Kegel exercises help bladder problems?
Yes, if done correctly, Kegel exercises are a great at-home therapy to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. To accurately perform Kegels, you need to make sure you are focusing on the correct pelvic muscles. You can identify these muscles the next time you use the restroom.
While urinating, immediately stop the flow of your urine and squeeze your muscles. Those are the muscles you use for Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises can be done at any time. Squeeze those pelvic muscles for 10 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds. Do this 4-6 times a day.
Results are not immediate and may not work for everyone depending on the severity of your bladder condition.
To begin your journey to a leak-free life, contact us to schedule a consultation today. There is no reason to suffer anymore! Our team is ready to develop your overactive bladder treatment plan or your urinary incontinence treatment plan to help you get your life back!