Are bladder control liners a suitable treatment for urinary incontinence in Park City?
Millions of women experience some type of bladder control problem. Light bladder leakage, commonly referred to as LBL, is so common that one-third of all women will experience this issue in their lives. There is no stereotypical woman who develops bladder leakage. This problem may occur for a number of different reasons. No two women are exactly the same in how bladder leakage occurs or why.
Some of the common factors that may lead to bladder leakage include:
- Physical changes in reproductive organs due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or hysterectomy
- Excess weight
- Urinary tract infections
- Irritants such as certain foods and drinks
- Complications from chronic health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke, or from a surgical procedure
In addition to different causes, there are also different types of urinary incontinence, or bladder leakage:
- Stress incontinence causes urine to escape when the body experiences some type of exertion, such as sneezing, coughing, jumping, or laughing.
- Urge incontinence occurs when the muscles of the bladder squeeze at the wrong time, leading to a sudden urge to urinate and the subsequent leakage of urine.
- Mixed incontinence is a combination of the two.
Bladder control liners may be recommended by your Park City urogynecologist
Women who struggle with urinary incontinence today have options for management or treatment that can improve their quality of life. Often, what a woman may first consider is using panty liners as a method of protection against unexpected leaks. Standard panty liners, however are not designed to absorb leaked urine, they are intended for light vaginal secretions. As such, they may not produce the greatest degree of comfort. Panty liners can also lead to considerable discomfort such as itching, burning, or soreness of the vulvar skin.
Bladder control liners have been developed to absorb up to three times as much fluid as the standard panty liner. For the woman whose urinary incontinence is not heavy, liners may make perfect sense. These products may also be found in various levels of absorbency.
It is important to note that urinary incontinence is not likely to go away without some type of treatment. For this reason, it is very beneficial for a woman to discuss bladder control problems with an experienced physician. Dr. Gandhi, with offices in Park City, Lake Forest, and Woodstock, IL, has helped hundreds of women find ways to improve bladder control. When the problem is addressed quickly, there is a good chance that non-surgical treatment options such as specific exercises will produce desirable results.
Don’t let bladder leakage affect your quality of life. Call Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices in the Chicago suburbs.Back to Pads for Bladder Control Page