If you’re a woman who struggles with urinary incontinence, it’s important to know that you’re not alone—and that Emerson Hospital has specially trained doctors called urogynecologists who have advanced expertise in treating this condition.
Equally important, you should know that incontinence is not something you “just have to live with” or an inevitable consequence of aging. Today, there are many effective treatments for incontinence—and you can count on the expert urogynecologists at Emerson Hospital to find the right solution for you.
How female urinary incontinence is treated
Treating urinary incontinence depends on what is causing the problem. In women, urinary incontinence is most often due to pelvic floor dysfunction (when muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight or otherwise impaired) or an overactive bladder.
Emerson Hospital’s urogynecologists use today’s most advanced nonsurgical and surgical techniques to treat urinary incontinence, including:
- Targeted exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
- Biofeedback to help control urge incontinence
- Physical therapy through Emerson’s specialized pelvic floor health program at the Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies
- Electrical stimulation using specialized implantable devices
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Surgery, including an effective 30-minute outpatient procedure known as the suburethral sling
- Medications to control overactive bladder and infections
Support services and groups
At Emerson, we offer an array of health and wellness programs, support services, and classes to help women cope with various medical conditions or life situations. Learn more about the programs available at the Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body