According to the National Association for Continence, over 25 million adult Americans experience urinary incontinence. Which is the accidental leak or loss of urine. For some, it’s temporary and for others, it’s chronic. And it can really impact your quality of life.
On Wellness Monday, “News All Day” was joined by Dr. Allison Polland, an urologist with Maimonides Hospital.
Dr. Polland says there are two main types of incontinence: stress incontinence and urgency (or urge) incontinence.
Stress incontinence can show up as peeing a little when you sneeze. This can happen after pregnancy and also with age. Urge incontinence occurs when you rush to the bathroom, but just don’t make it in time.
Urinary incontinence is treatable. Treatment for stress incontinence can include pelvic floor exercises, an injection (like a filler), or surgery. Urge incontinence treatment can include medication as well.
For more information, go to Maimo.org.