Do you feel a constant need to go to the bathroom, even when you don’t have to? Maybe you’ve experienced some “leaking” during a strenuous exercise. Whatever the details of your situation are, it can feel embarrassing to struggle with urine control. 

But you shouldn’t feel bad! Despite what you might think, it’s not just children and elderly who have trouble controlling their urine. In fact, over 30 million adults in the US struggle with bladder control. It’s called incontinence, and it can happen at any age.  

What Causes Incontinence? 

Your ability to control your bladder can be affected by a number of situations. Typically, it involves something that weakens your pelvic muscles, damages your nerves, or puts pressure on your bladder. Causes for incontinence include: 

    • Childbirth 
    • Prostate surgery 
    • Infections 
    • Diabetes 
    • Neurological disorder 
    • Arthritis 
    • And more 

Different causes result in different types of incontinence. Some experience stress incontinence, where they lose ladder control during a physical action such as coughing, laughing, or exerting themselves. Overflow incontinence prevents you from fully draining your bladder resulting in dribbling. 

You can even have multiple incontinence issues at once. 

How to I Fix Incontinence? 

There are different ways to stop (or minimize) incontinence depending on the type you have. While some may require surgery, many can be helped with exercises, fluid management, and/or medications. Before change can happen, however, you need to see a specialist to determine the type of incontinence you’re dealing with. 

No matter what your age or circumstances are, incontinence is not normal and should not be left unaddressed. It is a symptom of a larger issue that needs to be corrected. 

Get the help you need now. For incontinence treatment in Springfield, Ohio and the surrounding area, contact Urology Specialists of Ohio. Our experience team of professionals will be able to accurately diagnose your issue and develop solutions to get you back to normal.