Urinary Incontinence Treatment for Men and Women in NYC
The Board Certified urologists at New York Urology Specialists are experienced in treating men and women with symptoms of urinary incontinence and bladder control issues including frequent urination, difficulty with urination and pain during urination.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men and women with urinary problems including frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, urinary urgency and incontinence. He is experienced with most effective treatment options for urinary incontinence in men and women including medical (non-surgical) treatment and surgical treatments that include urethral sling, urethral sphincter, urethral injections, Botox injection in the bladder as well as Neuromodulation and many other treatment techniques.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence refers to involuntary leakage of urine when you do not want it to occur. The accidental loss of urine can occur at any time. Urinary incontinence affects over 20 million of American men and women and is fairly common. Urinary incontinence or urinary leakage can negatively affect the quality of life, causes embarrassment, job loss, social difficulties and depression.
Incontinence is not just a aesthetic problem. Many people with frequent urination are afraid to live a normal life and do to activities that take them too far from a toilet. In most cases, urinary incontinence causes can be treated successfully by the experienced urologists at New York Urology Specialists.
Urinary incontinence and bladder control problems are significant medical problems that can be successfully treated.
The causes of urinary incontinence are different in men and women. Symptoms of urinary incontinence include leakage of urine wet underwear, underwear that smells of urine. Usually it is fairly easy to determine if you have urinary incontinence however some elderly men and women with mild-to-moderate dementia may not be aware or concerned that they have urinary leakage. Often it takes family members or caretakers to bring this issue to medical attention and to get them in for evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is more common in younger women than in younger man. However as men get older more men develop urinary incontinence.
The causes of urinary incontinence in women include weak pelvic floor muscles, overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, and small capacity bladder. I occasionally overflow incontinence occurs in women when the bladder cannot hold urine anymore.
The causes of urinary incontinence in men include overactive bladder neurogenic bladder poorly functioning bladder with overflow urinary incontinence as well as weak urinary sphincter they can occur after prostatic or urethral surgery such as radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer with TURP for enlarged prostate and BPH.
Effective medical treatment for urinary incontinence is available for men and women. Surgical treatment may be appropriate for some men and women with urinary incontinence.
The Board Certified Urologists at New York Urology Specialists offer both medical and surgical care for urinary incontinence.
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