Hi there! Just a quick question...
Hi there! Just a quick question...
x
Thank you for your response
Today in Health & Wellness
GENDER CONCERNS

Last Resort

"Surgical options to help control urinary incontinence"
By: Jose Maria M. Villarama IILast Resort

Surgical options are available to sufferers of urinary incontinence (UI) caused by the removal of the prostate or by spinal cord injury. Among these surgeries are the insertion or creation of a/an:

1.  Artificial sphincter. A device that can be implanted to keep the urethra closed until one needs to void the bladder. The implant is ideal for patients whose sphincter muscle function has been impaired. Uncontrolled bladder contractions, however, will not be resolved.

2.  Male sling. A sling is a strip of material wrapped around the urethra and whose ends are attached to the pelvic bone to keep pressure on the urethra until the patient voluntarily releases urine.

3.  Urinary diversion. This procedure is done for extreme cases in which the bladder has lost all its function or the bladder itself has been removed. This works by creating a space, an alternative urine receptacle, where the ureters can deposit the urine. This is usually done by removing a piece of the small intestine to create the space. The surgeon also makes an opening on the lower abdomen where the urine can then be drained through a catheter or into a bag.

If one is afraid to undergo surgery, wants to limit drug intake, or has not regained confidence even after UI has been resolved, one may choose to wear adult pads or diapers to be sure that there will be no future (embarrassing) bladder accidents.

Again, it should be stressed that not all treatments are guaranteed to address urinary incontinence. It should also be emphasized, however, that UI is neither an inevitable part of aging nor untreatable. Regularly consulting one’s medical specialist and being on the constant lookout for new medical breakthroughs and research will help one manage UI, prevent further embarrassment, and eventually regain control of one’s bladder function… and consequently, one’s life.

Suggested Readings
Eye Spy
Finding out about poor eyesight in little ones is a...read more
Caffeine Fix
Coffee is said to be one of the most popular...read more
Parabens in Beauty Products
Parabens are synthetic preservatives used in many products, especially cosmetics,...read more
Crackdown on Firecrackers
From a single POP of yore, now, you can see...read more
Related Health Conditions
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a condition wherein the body... read more
Depression or major depression is a clinical mood disorder wherein... read more
Bedwetting or enuresis refers to involuntary urination in children aged... read more
Insomnia is a disorder characterized by sleeplessness and sleep disturbances.... read more
Athlete's Foot. Tinea pedis (alipunga) is a common persistent infection... read more
Sleep disorder, also referred to as somnipathy, describes conditions that... read more
Copyright © 2019 Medicomm Pacific Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Follow us:    Facebook    Twitter