Urinary Incontinence | Nore Women's Health

Urinary Incontinence

Your life has been changed by bladder control struggles. You’ve memorized the locations of restrooms in your everyday travels. Normally enjoyable activities are overshadowed by worries about leaks or the urgency to find a restroom. Sound familiar? Nore can help.

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What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control and is a common and embarrassing problem. There are many causes of urinary incontinence in women. For example, pregnancy and childbirth can cause strain and stretch on the pelvic muscles and nerves, leading to stress incontinence. Obesity, chronic straining with constipation or chronic coughing can also put pressure on the pelvic muscles and nerves. Urge incontinence, also known as Overactive Bladder (OAB), is usually idiopathic, meaning there is no found cause and seems to increase with age. The decreased estrogen levels associated with menopause can also affect one’s ability to control her bladder and may lead to stress incontinence, urge incontinence or both.

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TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE

Stress Incontinence
Urine leakage occurs with increases in abdominal pressure (e.g. coughing, laughing, sneezing and exercising)

Urge Incontinence (Overactive Bladder)
Urine leakage occurs when the bladder muscles contract at the wrong time, day or night.

Overflow Incontinence
Inability to completely empty your bladder, resulting in overflow and unexpected or even continuous leakage.

Mixed Incontinence
A combination of both urge and stress incontinence.

Treatment for Urinary Incontinence

Bladder control doesn't have to be a normal and accepted part of aging. Urgency and overactive bladder can be treated. Nore offers the latest approaches to treat urinary incontinence with little impact to your daily life.

Timed Voiding. Your provider may ask you to keep a journal and practice voiding at gradually-increasing predetermined intervals.

Pelvic Muscle Exercises. Also known as Kegels, these exercises help to keep the pelvic muscles strong to support urinary health.

Vaginal Rejuvenation. Nore offers several non-surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation treatments that can achieve excellent results without requiring surgery, downtime or even an extensive treatment time. These treatments not only improve vaginal laxity and dryness, but can also reduce (or even eliminate) urinary stress incontinence. For many women, this procedure is a life-changing experience that improves their intimate relationships and frees them from the debilitating symptoms of urinary incontinence.

Nore Women's Health, Nurse Practitioner, Marietta, GA

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