What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the bladder. Urinary incontinence can range in severity, from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to a sudden, strong urge to urinate.

What are the different types of incontinence?

Urinary incontinence can come in many forms, including:

  • Stress, which occurs when pressure is placed on the bladder. Urine may leak out when you laugh, sneeze, cough, exercise or lift something heavy.
  • Urge, which occurs when you have a sudden, intense urge to urinate, followed by an involuntary loss of urine. You will often feel the need to urinate, even during the night.
  • Overflow, which occurs when the bladder doesn’t completely empty. You will experience constant, frequent dribbling of urine.
  • Functional, which occurs when a mental or physical impairment prevents you from reaching the toilet in time. This is a can be a common issue for those with severe arthritis.
  • Mixed, which occurs when you have more than one of the types above.

What are the causes?

Urinary incontinence is a symptom, not a disease. It can be caused by underlying medical conditions, physical problems and everyday habits. Certain foods, drinks and medications can stimulate your bladder and increase your volume of urine. Alcohol, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, heart and blood pressure medications and muscle relaxants can all act as diuretics (increased production of urine). The following can also contribute to persistent bladder issues:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Changes in age
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prior pelvic surgery including hysterectomy
  • An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
  • Neurological disorders (i.e. back or spine surgery, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, etc.)

How can I treat my incontinence?

Women suffering from stress incontinence due to vaginal laxity can schedule treatments at Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center in Burlington. The CO2RE Intima is able to increase vaginal tone and tissue strength which can also decrease urinary incontinence or urine leakage.  To learn more about Intima, click here.

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To find out if you are a candidate for CO2RE Intima treatments, schedule an appointment at Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center.* It all starts with a consultation, where we will discuss your symptoms and create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, book online using the button below or give us a call at (802) 861-2273.

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