Thanks to modern medical technology, we can now treat a lot of medical problems that could not be treated previously. One of the more treatable ones is incontinence. In many instances, it can even be cured completely. The key to proper treatment and an eventual cure is to catch it early and to manage it properly.
If you are seeing a medical professional about the problem, then you should follow their instructions carefully and let your doctor know about any changes that occur. For instance, if you start to urinate more frequently after treatment, then your doctor should be made aware so that treatment methods can be adjusted.
It’s important that you understand just how treatable this problem is though. Even if you wait to see a doctor until after you have been fighting with incontinence for months or even years, you may still be able to see a cure for your personal incontinence. Not everyone’s experience with incontinence will be the same, and that’s because there are lots of different factors at work that cause the problem. Genetic problems, physical trauma, sexually transmitted diseases and a number of other things can contribute to incontinence and urinary leakage. The kind of treatment and the effectiveness of that treatment will vary based on what is causing the problem in the first place.
In some instances, the incontinence will stick with you for the rest of your life, even as you are being treated for it. However, it is crucial that you understand that even if you cannot cure the problem, you can always treat it. There is always a way to manage incontinence, and most of the time, these are non-invasive measures that are not visibly noticeable by most people.
Treatment may involve undertaking an exercise regimen, usually involving pelvic exercises that strengthen the pelvic muscles and allow for better control over the bladder. Your doctor may also recommend that you eat a special diet, avoiding certain foods that can use you to lose control of your bladder, such as spicy foods. In some cases, your doctor may suggest you wear looser fitting clothing that won’t squeeze or restrict your bladder throughout the day.
Of course, the treatment varies based on what is causing the incontinence in the first place. As your doctor assesses your problem, it will become clearer what needs to be done to treat the issue. The best course of action may be to start you on some medication that positively affects your pelvic muscles and return some measure of control to you, or you may just need to wear incontinence pads or adult nappies to handle occasional leakage.
Whatever treatment the doctor recommends, there should always be something that is meant to deal with the source of the problem. After undergoing treatment for a while, you should start to see some positive change. You may not leak as often, and you may regain some measure of control over your bladder. You may not have to urinate as frequently either. With the right treatment regimen, you can start to see some improvement and possibly even a cure in time. It all depends on how consistent you are with the treatment and how severe your condition is. Not everyone will see the same results, but everyone can have at least some relief from their incontinence.