Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and overwhelming, but fortunately, the empathetic team of women’s health providers at the practice of Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG are here to help. In Pembroke Pines, Florida, Dr. Juncosa and the hardworking professionals provide treatments for urinary incontinence, such as medications, healthy lifestyle changes, pelvic floor muscle therapy, and minimally invasive surgery when needed. Take control of your urinary system and boost your quality of life with valuable medical solutions. Call Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG or schedule via the web.
If you have urinary incontinence, you’re dealing with the uncontrollable leaking of urine. It’s typically a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as pelvic organ prolapse, when the tissues and muscles supporting the pelvic organs become loose or weak.
Your bladder and your brain control your urinary functioning. Your bladder holds urine, and your surrounding pelvic muscles hold your bladder securely in place. Sphincter muscles are the muscles by your urethra — the tube that carries urine out of your body.
Your sphincter muscles help prevent urine from leaking. Your brain and bladder communicate, and your bladder muscles contract, and your sphincter muscles open when you’re ready to urinate.
When this process does not work properly, you suffer from urinary incontinence.
You might be dealing with one of the four types of incontinence.
Overactive bladder (OAB) or urge incontinence involves an uncontrollable, rapid, and frequent urge to urinate. OAB usually occurs when your brain is communicating and telling your bladder to empty even when it isn’t full. OAB might also be caused by overactive bladder muscles or related to the hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy, menopause, and infection.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) typically happens due to stretched and weakened pelvic muscles that enable urine to pass through. Stress urinary incontinence is often associated with childbirth and pregnancy.
Mixed incontinence is the term for a combination of both overactive bladder and stress incontinence.
You have overflow incontinence when your body produces more urine than your bladder can hold or when your bladder becomes full and can’t empty.
During menopause, the drop in female reproductive hormones can also weaken the bladder muscles and the urethral lining, leading to urinary incontinence.
Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG provides valuable treatments for urinary incontinence, such as medications, pelvic floor muscle therapy, and healthy lifestyle changes, like a nutrient-dense diet.
Pelvic muscle floor therapy can be especially beneficial for strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles with the guidance of a highly qualified expert.
The team at Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG also provides personalized hormone replacement therapy to restore hormonal balance and help relieve the symptoms of urinary incontinence.
In some cases, surgery might be the right solution, such as bladder suspension — a surgical procedure involving the use of sutures to support the urethra and bladder neck. Another surgical option is tension-free vaginal taping (TVT) — a minimally invasive procedure where your provider places a small piece of polypropylene mesh tape around the pubic bones under your urethra to help close the urethra.
Find relief from urinary incontinence and call Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG or schedule via the web.