Specialist guide to overactive bladder and stress incontinence

Consultant Urogynaecologist and Urinary Incontinence Specialist, Mr Christian Barnick, compares the latest treatments for overactive bladder and stress incontinence in women.

He says:

Around one in three women suffer from urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) at some stage in their life. Bladder problems can be extremely embarrassing and have a major impact on a woman’s life. Women are therefore often understandably reluctant to discuss these problems with a doctor and as a result many women will suffer for years before seeking medical advice.

He goes on to say that: "Bladder problems do not always occur in isolation but may be associated with bowel problems, prolapse and sexual dysfunction."

To avoid embarrassment, Mr Barnick provides a thorough plain English overview to help women to understand the nature of the problem as well as advice and a modern update on all the latest recommended treatment options.

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