In the US more than 50% of women over 60 are estimated to have urge urinary incontinence (leaking). OAB (overactive bladder) which consists of urinary frequency which can result in incontinence is estimated to cost $12 billion per year in the US. It is usually the result of the inability of the bladder to relax. Since the bladder does not expand, the capacity of the bladder to hold more urine is restricted. This leads to the urgency and UUI (urge urinary incontinence). Diagnosis is accomplished at our office by evaluation, examination and specific urodynamic testing. Treatment will be based on the findings of the testing.

The following are some of the treatments:

  • Bladder training
  • Fluid management
  • Scheduled voiding
  • Biofeedback
  • Drug treatment
  • Kegel exercises