Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Op. Dr. Sema Soysal gave information about the treatment of urinary incontinence, an important health problem that negatively affects women’s quality of life and social life.
Stating that the treatment spectrum in urinary incontinence varies a lot, Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op.
Dr. Sema Soysal said, “After understanding the type of urinary leakage, appropriate treatment options are sought, considering the degree of urinary incontinence and its effect on the quality of life.
These options are; regulating lifestyle is bladder and pelvic floor muscle exercises, medication and surgery,” she said.
“OF THE TREATMENT OPTIONS, THE MOST SUITABLE FOR THE PATIENT IS PREFERRED”
Stating that it is very important to avoid constipation and excessive weight gain among lifestyle adjustments, Op. Dr. Soysal said, “Pelvic floor muscles can be strengthened with exercises performed by squeezing and loosening the genital area as if urinating regularly every day. Especially in the case of urge urinary incontinence, drug therapy will be beneficial.
Or local use of estrogen may be beneficial in urinary incontinence due to postmenopausal hormone deficiency. In stress urinary incontinence, it can be done by choosing the most appropriate surgical treatment option for the patient according to age, severity of urinary incontinence and gynecological examination findings.
WITH PROPER TREATMENT, YOU CAN EASILY GET BACK FROM THIS PROBLEM
Expressing that the problem of urinary incontinence may recur if a good evaluation and appropriate treatment selection is not made for the patient, Op. Dr. Soysal said, “It is very important to evaluate each patient by the specialist, to understand what type of urine leakage is experienced and to present the appropriate treatment option to the patient.
Urinary incontinence, which affects the quality of life and social life, should not be the fate of any woman and a solution to this problem should be found with appropriate treatment. Stating that there are different types of urinary incontinence according to how, when and in what way, Op.
Dr. Sema Soysal said: “Urinary incontinence; It is evaluated in three types as stress type, compression type and mixed type. Stress urinary incontinence; It is urinary incontinence experienced in situations such as coughing, laughing, hopping-splashing, heavy lifting.
In these cases, urinary incontinence occurs if the muscles that hold urine cannot resist the high pressure to the bladder. Urge urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine after a sudden feeling of urgency. Urinary incontinence, where both conditions are experienced together, is mixed type incontinence.
After a good history of urinary incontinence (how and when urinary incontinence) physical examination and tests are performed and the type of urinary incontinence is determined.