Incontinence Care Can Help Improve Your Quality of Life
Incontinence can be a source of embarrassment, but there are ways to manage your condition and make life easier. USMD Hospital at Arlington partners with urologists and urogynecologists who specialize in incontinence care and can recommend the ideal treatments for your needs.
Our urology specialists in Arlington, TX understand the unique challenges posed by incontinence and offer solutions ranging from pelvic floor therapy and bladder retraining techniques to state-of-the-art surgical procedures.
Anyone interested in learning more should visit our physician directory and schedule an appointment. We're dedicated to improving your quality of life through expert medical care and compassionate support.
What is bladder incontinence?
Incontinence is the inability to control bladder movements. It can result from weakened pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy or childbirth, hormone changes, neurologic disease, or trauma to the spinal cord. For men, an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer can cause incontinence.
Stress incontinence occurs when too much pressure is placed on the bladder. Some patients may experience urge incontinence, where the need to urinate is sudden and uncontrollable. Incontinence is associated with the unintentional passing of urine.
How does incontinence impact daily life?
Incontinence can have a profound impact on your life, affecting everything from relationships with your loved ones to your career. You may be reluctant to participate in social activities, exercise, or travel due to discomfort or practical concerns. And though products like incontinence pads can be helpful, they are not suitable for every situation. This is why we recommend seeking medical care from a trusted professional in the DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) metroplex.
What treatments are available for incontinence?
Patients all across North Texas can benefit from our comprehensive incontinence care services. Treatment depends on the type and severity of your condition, but many options are available. An appointment with a physician includes a thorough review of your medical history and a physical exam, followed by additional testing if needed.
Our urologists and urogynecologists may suggest changes to your diet and lifestyle, along with pelvic floor therapy and bladder retraining techniques to strengthen the muscles. The program is personalized according to your condition and may include prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Surgery is only used in cases of moderate to severe incontinence or prostate cancer, and our team can explain the risks and benefits associated with each procedure. USMD Hospital at Arlington is known for providing minimally invasive techniques that lead to shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.
When to expect results from incontinence care
The duration of treatment depends on the severity and underlying cause of your bladder incontinence. For example, it could take several months of pelvic floor therapy or bladder retraining before you notice an improvement in your day-to-day activities. Surgery may be more immediate but requires some time in recovery. Rest assured that our specialists are with you every step of the way, providing valuable education and support.
Meet with a specialist for incontinence care
There is no need to live with the embarrassment and frustration associated with incontinence. The experienced urologists and urogynecologists at USMD Hospital at Arlington are here to help. To get started, visit our physician directory and schedule an appointment with a urology specialist in the DFW area. Together, we can work toward restoring your quality of life with advanced, personalized care.