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If you’re constantly rushing to the bathroom to urinate in time, clenching your legs together when you sneeze, or dealing with the embarrassment and inconvenience of involuntary urinary leakage, you need not worry—Neuman GYN in Jacksonville is here to help. With friendly, understanding women’s health staff members and advanced treatment options, urinary incontinence isn’t something that you need to deal with on daily basis. Learn how urinary incontinence affects your body and your life, and how Neuman GYN can offer you easy and painless urinary incontinence solutions.
What Is Urinary Incontinence?
In the simplest terms, urinary incontinence is a medical condition where urine leaks from the body when it isn’t supposed to. This leakage can occur anytime, but often occurs during coughing, sneezing, or exercise. Urinary incontinence happens when control over the urinary sphincter is lessened, or lost completely. It’s an incredibly common ailment—moreso with women than men—affecting roughly 30 percent of females between the ages of 30 and 60.
Causes of Urinary Incontinence
There are a wide variety of causes for urinary incontinence, including pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, a hysterectomy procedure, cystitis, urinary stones, obesity, urinary tract infections, and more. Talk to your local gynecologist to most accurately identify the cause of your urinary incontinence.
Triggers of Urinary Incontinence
Actions that trigger urinary incontinence can cause nearly-instant urinary leakage and discomfort. Triggers of urinary incontinence include:
- Heavy Lifting
- Sudden Changes in Body Position
- Sexual Activity (More Specifically, Orgasm)
- The Sound of Running Water
How Neuman GYN Can Help
If you’re suffering from urinary incontinence, Neuman GYN can offer you a variety of solutions. We perform state-of-the-art urodynamic testing in our Jacksonville medical facility, and can create a tailored plan to curb the effects of urinary incontinence via medications, biofeedback training, painless laser treatments, and minimally invasive surgery. Led by Dr. Carole Neuman, our women’s health staff will listen to your concerns and develop a plan that’s right for your lifestyle and your needs, while treating your urinary incontinence with expert care.