Stress Urinary Incontinence - Symptoms and Treatment

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Stress urinary incontinence is a challenge many women endure as a result of the exertion of strength, which causes pressure on their bladder and allows urine to leak

For women suffering from stress urinary incontinence, this can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. In some cases, stress urinary incontinence can lead to psychological effects such as the fear of a new episode may cause women to isolate themselves to avoid having an unexpected urine leak. Most often, aging women may notice small leaks that eventually lead to a more serious situation as SUI progresses and becomes more evident.

The human bladder resembles a balloon that fills up with urine, which in turn is kept tightly closed by the muscles in the urethra and urinary tract. Pressure from a variety of factors, both physical and emotional, can produce pressure that causes stress urinary incontinence. That said, given the physiological nature of the female urinary system, SUI is more likely to happen to women than to men.

Since stress urinary incontinence can happen when least expected, many women report experiencing a urine leak in situations such as:

  • Working out in the gym, such as when lifting weights
  • Lifting up a child in their arms or carrying grocery bags
  • Having a moment of laughter among friends and family
  • Coughing or sneezing due to a cold or seasonal allergies
  • During sexual intercourse, decreasing the quality of sex

For many women, suffering from stress urinary incontinence can make them self-conscious about their problem. Dr. Christopher Walker and his UroGyn Specialists team has a compassionate approach to helping women overcome their stress urinary incontinence, coupled with proven treatments to address SUI and related symptoms.

There are many reasons why a woman may experience stress urinary incontinence, which includes age, trauma or injuries sustained after an accident, or the stresses of childbirth. Other causes of SUI include nerve or tissue disorders as a result of surgery, which can weaken and challenge the integrity of the muscles around the vagina or anus.

By treating stress urinary incontinence as soon as it manifests, Dr. Christopher Walker can quickly reduce the chances of this condition becoming worse. Most women can experience results after the initial treatment and over time regain control of their bladder—and their life, without having to worry about future SUI episodes.

Contact UroGyn Specialists of Florida and schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Walker and start your journey to address and resolve your stress urinary incontinence issue.