It is estimated that one in three women, and one in twenty men in the UK experience some form of urinary incontinence or overactive bladder. 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 pelvic floor exercises to surgical procedures.
Surgical options include urethral bulking and suspension procedures; whilst minimally invasive treatments include the revolutionary sacral nerve stimulation. A new gel known as Deflux™ is inserted into the urethra 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.
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