Incontinence Specialist

Midwest Urology Associates

Urologists located in Evergreen Park, IL

Urinary incontinence is a major issue for 25-33% of men and women in America today. Often, the symptoms are so distressing and difficult that they affect physical, mental, and emotional health and even personal relationships. At Midwest Urology Associates in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a highly trained and experienced team offers effective urinary incontinence treatments to restore your function and improve your life. Call the office or use the online appointment maker for help now.

Incontinence Q & A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is uncontrolled urine leakage. Although urinary incontinence affects both sexes, it's twice as common in women. If you have urinary incontinence, there's a problem within the bladder muscles, the urethra, or the nerves that control them. Urinary incontinence is a very treatable condition, so there's no reason to suffer any longer. 

What are the types of urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence occurs in the following types. 

Stress urinary incontinence

If you suffer from stress urinary incontinence, weak pelvic floor muscles allow urine to leak. Stress, usually related to physical activity like bending, lifting, or even involuntary movements like sneezing, triggers the weakened muscles to release urine. 

Overactive bladder

If you suffer from overactive bladder, you have frequent strong urges to urinate because your brain sends "full bladder" signals, or because your bladder muscles are overactive. Accidental urination is quite common because there's often not enough time to get to the toilet before urine release occurs.

Mixed incontinence

Mixed incontinence includes symptoms of both stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. 

Overflow incontinence

In overflow incontinence, your body produces too much urine, or your bladder can't void urine normally. You may also have a blockage preventing full bladder voiding or a lack of normal bladder contractions. Common overflow incontinence symptoms include urinating tiny amounts many times a day and dribbling urine.

Overflow incontinence is the only kind of urinary incontinence that's more common in men than women. It's especially common with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, or other prostate issues. 

Midwest Urology Associates performs comprehensive examinations and necessary testing to identify your urinary incontinence so they can design a symptom relief plan.

What is the most effective urinary incontinence treatment?

Midwest Urology Associates offers many urinary incontinence treatments, and they’re happy to tailor a treatment according to your issues, incontinence type, and personal goals. Treatment may include:

BTL Emsella®

BTL Emsella is a noninvasive women’s wellness treatment that can relieve stress urinary incontinence symptoms. This treatment works by stimulating pelvic floor muscles for improved control and symptom relief.

TempSure™ Vitalia

TempSure Vitalia is a women’s wellness treatment that delivers radiofrequency energy into your vaginal and pelvic tissues. The treatment tightens your skin and muscles to help you regain control of weak muscles and relieve your stress incontinence symptoms.

Botox®

Botox injections can treat overactive bladder by relaxing your bladder when it contracts too often. 

Midwest Urology Associates also offers other urinary incontinence treatments, including medication, and implanted catheters. Lifestyle changes like pelvic floor exercises may help with some kinds of urinary incontinence, too.

Call either Midwest Urology Associates office or click online booking for urinary incontinence help now.