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Pregnancy Incontinence

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August 14, 2013 by inspiritpt

Important Facts about Pre- and Postpartum Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine significant enough to cause a problem in daily activities. The Agency for Health Care Policy are Research reported that 13 million Americans experience incontinence, and 85 percent are women.

Types of Incontinence

Stress incontinence and urge incontinence are the two main types of incontinence. Stress incontinence is leakage when you cough, sneeze or lift an object. Urge incontinence is urinary leakage as you are about to get to the bathroom.

Causes of Incontinence

Childbirth, infection, medications, constipation, hormone imbalance, and neurological disorder. In childbirth, the weight of the fetus and the stretching of the pelvic floor muscles during delivery can lead to muscle weakness and incontinence later in life.

Treatment

Treatment begins with a referral from your physician to rule out reversible cause, such as urinary tract infection, stool impaction, or the use of certain medication. Exercise and lifestyle management are the least invasive treatments offered for urinary incontinence.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is used to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. A vaginal sensor is inserted into the vagina to read muscle activity; the information is displayed on a computer monitor. This information will help you learn to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and teach you to perform the exercises correctly.

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