New treatments for stress urinary incontinence

It is estimated that one in three women, and one in twenty men in the UK experience some form of urinary incontinenceThe involuntary passage of urine or faeces. or overactive bladderThe organ that stores urine.. Despite the prevalence of the condition, bladder weakness is rarely discussed and people often feel embarrassed despite urinary incontinence having a major impact on a person’s quality of life.

People do not need to suffer in silence. The numbers of treatment options for the condition are increasing and range from simple pelvicRelating to the pelvis. floor exercises to surgical procedures. 

Surgical options include urethralRelating to the urethra, the tube that connects the bladder to the genitals. bulking and suspension procedures; whilst minimally invasive treatments include the revolutionary sacral nerve stimulation. A new gel known as Deflux™ is inserted into the urethraThe tube that carries urine from the bladder, and in men also carries semen during ejaculation. during injection therapy to form a cushioning effect around the bladder neck and initial trials have found Deflux™ to be a safe, simple and effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence.

To find a selection of doctors available to discuss your condition please click here.
 

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