Pelvic Floor Therapy for Urinary Incontinence
Effective solutions along with the sensitive care you deserve
If you're suffering with a bladder control problem, know that you are not alone. Millions of women in the United States have urinary incontinence. Many of these women also have some type of pelvic prolapse - a relaxation of the muscles and structures that support the pelvic organs. Because these are such highly personal issues, many women are hesitant to bring them to the attention of their doctor, perhaps because they don't realize just how common - or treatable - they are. With the care of an understanding, sensitive, and skilled physician, urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse can be treated effectively, often in a way that's remarkably patient-friendly. Dr. Leslie R. Coffman at Center for Women's Health is a highly trained OB/GYN who offers effective treatment methods for these kinds of issues.
What is urinary incontinence and what causes it?
Incontinence is the loss of normal control of your bladder, and is characterized by abnormal frequency of urges or leakage. Incontinence can keep you from engaging in social interaction or your favorite activities, and can negatively impact your self-image. There are several causes of urinary incontinence, including the natural aging process, certain diseases, anatomical defects, and side effects of some medications. Pelvic prolapse is another primary cause for the condition, and can also affect the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum, causing a host of troubling conditions.
Treating urinary incontinence
Dr. Coffman uses advanced exams, including urodynamic testing, to accurately diagnose urinary incontinence. With plenty of communication, he will help you understand your situation, and explain all your treatment options in detail. Dr. Coffman always looks at conservative solutions first, such as bladder retraining, exercise regimens, and diet and nutrition counseling. If your condition warrants surgery, Dr. Coffman offers the minimally invasive retropubic sling procedure. It supports your bladder and helps prevent accidental leakage, plus it offers a relatively quick recovery time.
Don't let embarrassment and discomfort govern your life any longer. Look to Dr. Coffman for the advanced solution you need for your incontinence problem. Call 318.387.3113 and schedule your appointment today.