Incontinence therapy

Incontinence therapy

Being incontinent is an unpleasant situation, both physically and mentally. People with incontinence understandably want to counteract this suffering. However, not everyone affected receives the same types of therapy across the board.
For example, if incontinence is caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles, a different form of therapy is applied than if an infection of the urinary tract is the cause of the incontinence.

In order for incontinence therapy to be effective, a doctor should first determine and diagnose the cause. The doctor and patient then draw up a treatment plan together.

The diagnosis determines the form of therapy

In general, it can be said that a surgical procedure, such as bladder expansion, bladder replacement or nerve stimulation, should always be the last option for incontinence therapy.

If you look at a patient's diagnosis, a very individual therapeutic approach usually emerges for the incontinence present.

Below we present examples of a few common forms of therapy for incontinence:

Forms of therapy for incontinence

Pelvic floor training

Here, the weakened pelvic floor muscles around the urinary bladder are strengthened, thus improving the closure function of the bladder. This incontinence therapy in the form of muscle building is primarily used for stress incontinence or urge incontinence.

Administering medication to strengthen the closure function of the urethra

Especially in the case of stress incontinence and urge incontinence, the symptoms can be treated well with certain medications. They either cause the sphincter to contract better or the surrounding tissue is better supplied with blood, making it easier to control the bladder. These medications should of course be prescribed by your doctor to rule out possible side effects.

Injecting Botox

This form of incontinence therapy is mostly used for neurogenic bladder ( Formen-der-harninkontinenz/neurogene-detrusorueberaktivitaet/symptome-ursachen.html). In this case, the Botox is intended to immobilize the nerve pathways around the muscles in the bladder. This can prevent uncontrolled urination.

Behavioral therapy

This form of incontinence therapy can help with mild bladder weakness, prevent developing incontinence or can be used to support other forms of therapy. It describes a behavior and lifestyle that is healthy for the urinary bladder, for example

• Adequate supply of fluids,
• Avoiding alcohol, caffeine and carbonated drinks,
• Enough exercise,
• weight reduction,
• A balanced diet.

Support with incontinence therapy

Aids like our Sensalou incontinence products can help you feel safe before, during and after your therapy. Whether during your night's rest or during the day in your everyday life.