For Female Urinary Incontinence, Get Experienced, Leading-Edge and Compassionate Care
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, a problem that affects many and can be severe in its effects on quality of life. Women of all ages experience bladder problems, but incontinence is more prevalent among older women. In fact, it’s estimated that fully one third of women over the age of 60 have urinary incontinence. Women in this age group are twice as likely as their male counterparts to experience incontinence, and weakening of the pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy and childbirth is one key reason why.
Trust the caring, skill and reputation of McKinney’s all-women team known for excellence.
At Adriatica Women’s Health, our experienced OB/GYN specialists provide highly skilled and state-of-the-art care for urinary incontinence. This includes a reputation for precision and excellent outcomes with surgical treatment for incontinence. At the same time, our Women’s Health team comprised entirely of women, mothers and dedicated professionals brings the compassion, understanding and commitment to best outcomes that McKinney women have been depending on for years.
Comprehensive care for all types of female urinary incontinence.
At AWH, we understand that the effects of urinary incontinence are life-changing… and varied depending on the type of bladder problem you’re experiencing. That’s why we offer comprehensive management, treatment and surgery to help you regain control and get back to living a more normal, less restricted life in the face of:
- Stress incontinence – Urine leaks as a result of pressure on the bladder, caused by lifting something heavy, exercising, or even coughing, sneezing or laughing.
- Urge incontinence – The sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by involuntary loss of urine. Women with urge incontinence often feel the need to urinate frequently, including throughout the night.
- Overflow incontinence – Frequent, constant dribbling of urine as a result of the bladder being unable to completely empty.
- Mixed incontinence – Some women experience symptoms attributable to more than one type of urinary incontinence.
Advanced, complete diagnosis for urinary incontinence.
There are many reasons that women experience bladder problems. But the good news is that all types of urinary incontinence are treatable. Of course, treatment begins with evaluation and diagnosis of what is causing your problem, which we accomplish with comprehensive diagnostics, including:
- Bladder diary
- Post-void residual measurement
- Urodynamic testing
- Cystoscopy & cystography
- Pelvic ultrasound
Providing relief and a life renewed with comprehensive and state-of-the-art treatments.
From your diagnosis, your AWH physician will determine your individual needs and develop a customized treatment plan designed just for you. For many women, incontinence can be controlled with lifestyle changes, including:
- Reduce intake of caffeinated and fizzy drinks
- Limit alcohol intake to one drink per day
- Eat a high-fiber diet
- Don’t smoke
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Bladder training, double voiding & scheduled voiding
- Pelvic-floor exercises (such as Kegel)
If lifestyle changes are not sufficient to provide you with the relief you need, our gynecologists offer the complete range of treatments, which include:
- Medical management (medications)
- Sling procedures
- Bladder-neck suspension surgery
- Prolapse surgery / pelvic floor repair
If you have symptoms of urinary incontinence, please do not be embarrassed to tell your Adriatica Women’s Health specialist. It’s too important. And relief is possible. We are understanding, committed and — most importantly — highly experienced at diagnosing and successfully treating urinary incontinence.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (972) 542-8884. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.