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 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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The organ that stores urine. Full medical glossary
The process of determining which condition a patient may have. Full medical glossary
A viral infection affecting the respiratory system. Full medical glossary
The involuntary passage of urine or faeces. Full medical glossary
Bundle of fibres that carries information in the form of electrical impulses. Full medical glossary
Relating to the pelvis. Full medical glossary
Relating to injury or concern. Full medical glossary
The tube that carries urine from the bladder, and in men also carries semen during ejaculation. Full medical glossary
Relating to the urethra, the tube that connects the bladder to the genitals. Full medical glossary