Urinary incontinence can occur in both genders, but women often experience it for different reasons than men do. Urinary incontinence refers to the leaking of urine. It can be part of stress incontinence or urge incontinence, both of which create different symptoms and require different treatments in some cases. If you experience more than one type of incontinence at the same time, you may be diagnosed with mixed incontinence. Female urinary incontinence often becomes more noticeable as you age. It could be due to the general aging process, or it could be due to natural weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. For many women, it is directly tied to the after-effects of pregnancy and childbirth when the surrounding muscles become stretched out or weakened.
Urge incontinence refers to the feeling that you must suddenly urinate immediately. If you do not get to a bathroom fast enough, you may leak. This is also demonstrated by frequent urination at night. However, stress incontinence is seen more often in many of our clients. Stress incontinence refers to leaking of urine when your bladder has stress placed on it. This could occur when you are exercising or lifting something heavy, or it could even occur when you laugh, sneeze or cough. Any type of incontinence can be incredibly embarrassing because you feel as if you can no longer control a simple human function.
Depending on the type of female urinary incontinence that you have, the severity of your incontinence and your unique set of needs, we can offer you an effective treatment. Many women do require more than a lifestyle change or a new exercise regimen to feel better. We have seen amazing results using our vaginal rejuvenation services.
Our provider at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico will be the best person to give you more information about vaginal rejuvenation treatments and how they can help with female urinary incontinence. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more!