Over the years, urinary incontinence has become a widespread affliction affecting older Americans significantly. According to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics dated June 2014:
- Nearly 51 percent of Americans aged 65 years and older living at home suffered from bladder and / or bowel incontinence and,
- Urinary incontinence affected women twice as much as men, with about 50 percent of women reporting that they suffered from urinary incontinence as compared to 25 percent of men
It can be worth highlighting that urinary incontinence does not form part of the natural aging process. As such, you can obtain treatment for this condition at Oklahoma Physical Therapy. Our experts can identify the type of urinary incontinence you’re suffering from. Thus, they can administer the proper treatment to resolve your concerns. In addition, they can prescribe various exercises that can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles over time to eliminate the problem as well.
Factors that Heighten the Development of Urinary Incontinence in Women
- Being overweight, as additional weight places greater pressure on the bladder
- Damaged nerves that send signals to the bladder at the wrong time or, in some cases, not at all
- Surgeries that involve the reproductive organs i.e. hysterectomy
- The use of medicines such as diuretics that could cause urinary incontinence as a side effect
- Urinary tract infections
- Bladder infections and,
- Excessive consumption of drinks containing caffeine that can fill the bladder quickly
How We Diagnose
At Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we focus on helping our patients regain their health in minimal time-frames. Under the guidance of our qualified physical therapist, you will be able to eliminate various health-related conditions – including urinary incontinence. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.