Urinary Incontinence (UI), also known as bladder leakage, affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans and men over 60 years old have even higher rates of incontinence. Bladder leakage can rob you of the active lifestyle you once had, leaving you feeling isolated, embarrassed, and even depressed.
Bladder leakage has a variety of causes. For men having had prostate cancer treatment, urinary incontinence is a common side effect of treatment. The professionals with Stanley Pharma Group can help evaluate your leakage and start you on a path of recovery. There are a variety of treatment options ranging from mild lifestyle modifications such as avoiding caffeine and alcohol. Other treatments include modifying your fluid intake and training your bladder by creating a bladder voiding schedule. There are also unique exercises called Kegel's to strengthen your sphincter muscles. From some individuals more advanced physical therapy with a pelvic floor PT specialist can prove to be an effective option.
If bladder leakage persists, some men will manage the issue with absorbent pads or undergarments. Others opt for special devices such as a penile clamp or a catheter. But if these options for handling bladder leakage become a burden or negatively affects your happiness and general wellbeing there are other options. Stanley Pharma Group can help you evaluate other options. In some cases, a referral to a urologist to discuss surgically implanted devices such as a male bladder sling or an artificial urinary sphincter are appropriate.