Treating Bladder Loss
Find The Right Treatment For Your Bladder Problem
Being a woman does not mean you have to put up with bladder problems. Nor should a weak bladder be the price you pay for giving birth. Many women regain control of their bladder muscles through simple bladder treatments. In some cases, they’re 100% improved. Without surgery!
Talking about bladder treatment can be hard for most women. This is why so many live with problems for years without seeking a solution. Yet around half of all women experience incontinence at some stage in their lives, often after childbirth or menopause.
If you do have bladder control problems, tell your doctor and ask about treatment options available. You may be very pleasantly surprised to find that bladder treatments:
- are often very effective
- can be pretty straightforward
- often result in regaining complete bladder control
So, what are your options for treating bladder weakness? And how do you deal with incontinence while you’re getting it treated? After all, you don’t want to miss out on social occasions, sports activities, shopping trips and other fun events just because your bladder control isn’t the best at the moment. Poise has a full range of products that will help you out while you undergo bladder treatment. Poise Products are similar to period only panty liners but are much more absorbent. They are very discreet and don’t show through even the tightest jeans. You can use them with confidence while you are going through bladder treatments. There are many bladder treatments available, and the right one for you will depend on a number of different factors such as the severity and cause of the condition.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Your bladder treatment might be as simple as pelvic floor exercises. Your pelvic floor muscles support your bladder and urethra so if they have become weakened or slack due to childbirth or other reasons, then this may be the cause of your bladder control problems. Pelvic floor exercises are easy to do and can make a really big difference to your bladder control. What’s more, getting your pelvic floor strong and fit not only helps with bladder control but also has other great health benefits for women, including enhanced sexual responsiveness and a reduced risk of prolapse of your uterus and vagina. In fact, all women should do pelvic floor exercises every day, forever!
Your doctor might suggest biofeedback to help you identify and control the muscles around your bladder opening. Biofeedback doesn’t hurt at all and it’s a great way to learn how to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor muscles, which will help you regain bladder control.
In a clinic or similar setting, you’ll be asked to undress from the waist down, put on a gown and lie on the examination table. A small probe is placed in the vagina or rectum and several electrodes are placed on the abdomen to pick up abdominal muscle activity. As you practice contracting your pelvic floor muscles, the sensors give signals, usually a tone or movement on a visual display or graph, indicating when you’ve done it right. The therapist will explain what’s going on and develop an exercise program for you to do in between your biofeedback sessions. Depending on the condition of your pelvic floor and how well you do your homework, you might have up to 8 one-hour biofeedback sessions over several months to regain your bladder control.