November 19, 2015
Symptoms of Stress Incontinence
What Is Stress Incontinence?
The primary symptom of stress incontinence is the involuntary release of urine. Much more frequent in women than in men, it happens when pressure is placed on the bladder. This can happen from a variety of things, like laughing, sneezing, coughing, exercising, playing sports or having sex. Even lifting heavy objects or getting up from a seated position can cause it to occur.
Why Does It Happen?
Stress incontinence happens when the muscles that control the urinary sphincter and support the patient’s bladder weaken. When they are weak, strain on the muscles in the abdomen and the pelvis overwhelm their ability to keep the bladder shut. This weakness can be caused by childbirth in women or prostate surgery in men. Other potential causes are conditions that cause a person to sneeze or cough a lot, obesity, hormonal imbalance, smoking and overconsumption of alcohol or caffeine. Pelvic floor muscles also tend to weaken with age.
Treatments for Stress Incontinence
At The Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation, we offer effective solutions for female urinary incontinence. Through the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), we can help significantly reduce your incontinence symptoms. We utilize platelet-rich plasma by taking a concentrate of your own blood and then use it to stimulate stem cell response. Your blood will be placed in a centrifuge, which separates the blood from the platelets and growth factors. By harnessing the power of platelets and growth factors, we promote injury healing by stimulating a cell response, which can greatly improve symptoms of stress incontinence.
Contact The Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation
Our medical professionals are proud to have decades of experience between them when it comes to diagnosing and treating stress incontinence. Any resident of the Tampa Bay, Florida area who has this embarrassing, but treatable, problem should contact our offices at (727) 800-3336 or scheduling an appointment online.