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Urinary incontinence is a problem treated in our Northwestern Chicago practice

Urinary incontinence is a problematic condition for millions of women of various ages. A condition that is associated with both the urinary and the reproductive systems, urinary incontinence may occur in one of a few different forms. A common type of incontinence is the leakage of urine during times of exertion. This is called stress urinary incontinence. Leakage often occurs when a woman sneezes, coughs, laughs, jumps, or otherwise exerts some type of pressure on her bladder. Stress urinary incontinence may occur as the result of injury, surgery, medication use, or childbirth.

Incontinence can also be related to urgency and frequency and not being able to get to the bathroom quick enough. This could be caused by infection, diet, medications, or neurologic issues.

The risk of urine leakage from the bladder is associated with these and other factors. What research also points to as a risk factor is age or menopause. Whatever the underlying cause of urinary incontinence, it is important to us to let women of the Chicago area know that they do not have to live with the stress and discomfort of urinary incontinence. Our team has the training and experience that can improve your quality of life.

The treatment for bladder control problems is designed around the individual. Stress urinary incontinence is a condition that may be treated with lifestyle modifications such as the performance of Kegel exercises to improve muscle control or diet changes. Other types of incontinence, however, may need to be treated with specific medication or procedures. The good news is that by addressing a touchy subject, it is possible to attain improved confidence and activity level.

Of course it would be optimal to avoid having to discuss problems with bladder control. This is understandable. On the other hand, the lack of discussion about bladder control does not make the problem itself go away. Proper medical attention is a necessary part of rehabilitation for urinary incontinence. When this is obtained, your life can change dramatically. Picture attending movies, concerts, and more without feeling self conscious; imagine not feeling the need to know the location of the nearest restroom. As your expert gynecological team, we are here to help you find the best solution to urinary incontinence.

Our physicians, physician assistants, and nurses have years of experience addressing concerns such as urinary incontinence. Our consultation and exam process is thorough and friendly, a simple process by which we can accurately identify the factors that may be causing or exacerbating the issue at hand. Before treating bladder leakage with surgical treatments, we may suggest certain lifestyle changes. Depending on the severity of the problem, we may instead design treatment to include behavioral modifications or biofeedback in conjunction with therapeutic treatment. However if these are not successful, sometimes a minor surgery can be helpful.

You don’t have to live with the physical and psychological discomfort of urinary incontinence. Contact our office at .

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