Associates in Women's Health
Gynecologists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Cincinnati, OH
Bladder leakage should not be considered normal yet 1 in 3 women experience this embarrassing medical problem. Women experiencing bladder leakage may suffer from stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or a mix of both. The providers at Associates in Women's Health, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, can help discuss your treatment options, including Apex M or Attain. Both devices are products that can be used in the comfort of your home to prevent female urinary incontinence. To learn more about treatment and prevention, call our office or click 'Book Online' to schedule your appointment today.
Female Urinary Incontinence Q & A
What is stress incontinence?
If laughing, sneezing or coughing lead to you leaking urine then you suffer from stress incontinence.
Many women turn to pads to avoid embarrassment but this does not address the underlying problem. Muscles in the pelvic floor offer support to internal structures and are vital to preventing urine leakage. These muscles are often left weakened from pregnancy, childbirth, exercise, weight gain and getting older.
Many women turn to surgery to correct their problems but surgery cannot always solve them.
What is urge incontinence?
For some women, leakage after laughing or sneezing is not a problem. These women may find themselves rushing to find a bathroom before it’s too late. If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from urge urinary incontinence. This condition happens if the muscle around your bladder contracts improperly.
Many patients with urge urinary issues will take prescription drugs to combat this problem but find the side effects of the drugs to be an issue.
Some women suffer from a combination of stress and urgency urinary problems. This condition is known as mixed urinary incontinence.
What is Attain and what can it do?
Many women suffer from Fecal Incontinence: Involuntary loss of bowel contents often caused by muscle weakness. Attain can not only be used to treat urinary incontinence but fecal incontinence as well.
At Associates in Women’s Health in Cincinnati, we offer Apex M and Attain devices from InControl Medical. Associates in Women’s Health is a Center of Excellence in Ohio offering this therapy. Contact us today to learn how Apex M or Attain can help your condition and improve your health and quality of life.
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