What is Bladder Incontinence?
Coughing, sneezing, laughing, working out … none of these things used to be a big deal. But for many women, after having children all of these become a big deal.
Did you know that two out of three women suffer from what is referred to in medical terms as “stress urinary incontinence” or SUI for short? SUI is a condition where even simple things like coughing or sneezing results in wetting or peeing your pants. This can result in some embarrassing moments and may mean that you don’t want to participate in activities with your children or friends which involve jumping or straining. It may also mean that you quit working out in the gym because you don’t want to wet your pants when you strain with weights or push hard on the treadmill or other equipment.
Having treated women with unwanted urine loss for more than 20 years at the Allan Centre we have found that many women think:
- They are the only one with this condition
- There are no easy solutions for this problem
So women suffer in silence and deal with SUI by not joining in activities that involve sudden movements, they cross their legs when they cough or sneeze and hope that they don’t leak (and if they do they hope no one notices!) and they stop going to the gym. The bottom line is that they stop living life to the fullest because their bladder takes control of them.
Up until now, the options for dealing with unwanted urine loss have been:
- Living with this condition and hoping no one notices that you have wet your pants
- Padded / absorbent underwear and/or oversized incontinence tampons
- Kegel exercises or physiotherapy
- Surgery with or without the insertion of mesh material (e.g TVT mesh surgery)
Over the years Dr. Allan has done lots of surgery for stress urinary incontinence and has inserted lots of meshes for lots of women. The results have been very good. But in recent years more and more women are looking for a safer option than surgery and without the prolonged recovery time.
The idea of wearing absorbent underwear and/or inserting large tampons isn’t very appealing either. And Kegel exercises and physiotherapy, while being quite successful for many women, takes a lot of time and dedication and may be hard to maintain over the long term.
So what else is available?
The answer is simply to use your own body tissues to control urine loss and take control of your bladder rather than having it control you.
After several years of investigation and research the Allan Centre has introduced a new technology to deal with stress incontinence. This is such a common and life-impacting problem that we have opened an entire clinic called Lifestyles Allan Centre dedicated to treating stress incontinence.
The highlights of this procedure are:
If you would like to discuss this procedure with Dr. Allan, please click below to arrange an appointment. Consultations are free and there is no obligation. We will discuss your particular situation and provide details of all possible options to deal with your incontinence. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your body, your health and your wellness.
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Stress urinary incontinence is a condition where even simple things like coughing and sneezing result in urine loss. Find out if you are a candidate for a simple, safe treatment to control urine loss.