Urinary disorders affect millions of women, but only a small percentage talk to their doctors about it. It can affect both younger and older women. Women who suffer from urinary disorders all too often suffer in silence. They see quality of life, emotional state, body image, and sexuality decline as a result of this issue. Urinary disorders have a direct impact on one’s productivity at work and can lead to social withdrawal and isolation.

Stress Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence is when urine leakage occurs with activities that increase pressure in the abdomen and push down on the bladder, ie coughing, sneezing, laughing, and jumping. Stress urinary incontinence is often due to weakness and/or stretch of the pelvic floor muscles. In women, it is often associated with pregnancy, vaginal delivery and menopause. Stress urinary incontinence is also prevalent in athletic women, particularly women involved in high impact sports due to the load such sports place on the pelvic floor muscles.

Treatment: PESSARIES / E-STIM MACHINES,  Pessaries

Urge Incontinence / Overactive Bladder

Just like other muscles in the body, the pelvic floor can also become overactive and/or tense. This is typically caused by weak glutes, postural changes, chronic stress, previous traumatic experience, overactive abdominal muscles, or a combination of two or more of these factors.Needing to urinate frequently, urinating multiple times at night, feeling like you haven’t emptied completely, having to rush to the bathroom when the urge to go hits.

Treatment: Pessaries 

Neurogenic Bladder

Caused by illnesses such as spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other central or peripheral nerve injuries. While the underlying cause of symptoms may be due to a disease process that is incurable, this does not mean that you have to put up with these symptoms. The aim of treatment for these symptoms is to prevent complications and improve your quality of life.                             

Treatments: Medication, specialized nerve stimulation procedures E-STIM MACHINES

Interstitial Cystitis

Also known as painful bladder syndrome is a condition that results from inflammation to the bladder lining not caused by acute infection

Symptoms: Pain with urination, urinary frequency, and incontinence which may refer to other areas in the pelvic floor.
Treatment: Medication, physical and behavioral therapy, dietary modification, or nerve modification.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Caused by several factors such as hormonal changes or changes in the microbes that naturally live in our urinary tract.

Symptoms: Greater than two UTI in 6 months or more than 3 in a year
Treatment: Hormonal therapy, dietary modification, or chemical suppression