Urinary Incontinence

Male and female urinary incontinence is essentially the inability to refrain from experiencing a consistent leakage of urine throughout the day. Considering that the vast majority of those with urinary incontinence find it to be rather distressful and tedious, it has undoubtably put a burden on the lives of many men and women throughout the world. There is generally an underlying cause that results in urinary incontinence but it is still a prevalent ailment in today’s society

As previously mentioned with the majority of patients there is a cause that brings forth male and female urinary incontinence and some of the most common causes include:

  • An abundance of soft drinks and caffeine
  • Enlarged prostates
  • Polyuria
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Strokes
  • Parkinson’s disease

Although acquiring the assistance of your general physician can prove to be beneficial, the majority of individuals take advantage of the opportunity to discuss their urinary incontinence with a practitioner that specializes within the field of urology. With the implementation of a urologist, men are provided with the opportunity to find an efficient source of treatment or be provided with ways to deal with the urinary incontinence. As for women, seeking the aid of a urogynecologist will help to ensure that the individual is specialized in the female urinary tract.

In comparison to men, women experience urinary incontinence far more due to the fact that the majority of bladder issues are the most prevalent throughout the female gender. Unlike a variety of other ailments, urinary incontinence can affect a wide variety of women from different demographics and of different ages. Amongst those with urinary incontinence, many women have developed other medical ailments such as diabetes and obesity. Individuals may also experience increased amounts of depression and the inability to be as active throughout their lives.

Men are less likely to experience urinary incontinence due to the fact that their urinary tract is designed differently from women. Although they are designed differently, both genders experience urinary incontinence due to a neurological issue or ailment alongside aging. Having urinary incontinence can also occur with men of various ages, although the majority of those with this particular illness are older in age.

Men and women urinary incontinence is a difficult ailment to have to live with considering that the majority of individuals find that they are unable to participate in activities that they otherwise would have enjoyed. With the implementation of the advice of a urologist, many individuals are able to keep a lively lifestyle easily and efficiently throughout their lives.

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Lakeview Center
for Urology

1000 73rd st STE 17
West Des Moines IA
(515) 277-8900
Fax: (515) 223-7361

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Audubon County
Memorial Hospital

515 Pacific St.
Audubon, IA 50025
(712) 563-2611

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Wayne County Hospital
417 S. East Street
P.O. Box 305 Corydon,
IA 50060-3050
(641) 872-2260

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Mercy Medical Center
One St. Joseph’s Drive
Centerville, IA 52544
(641) 437-4111

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Lucas County Health Center
1200 N 7th Street
Chariton IA 50049
641 774 3000

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Monday to Friday 

8:00 am ----- 5:00 pm

Satureday & Sunday     Closed