This review discusses 3 types of behavioral therapy for urinary incontinence: bladder training for urge incontinence
(sometimes in combination with pelvic floor exercises), pelvic floor exercises for stress incontinence, and both for mixed incontinence.
Patients with objectively demonstrated urge incontinence
and reduced bladder sensation stood out as being different from the rest: their mean MMSE score was significantly lower than that of any of the other three groups; perfusion of the frontal cortex was significantly poorer than that in the continent and other incontinent groups; global cortical perfusion was significantly poorer than in the other incontinence groups.
Mixed incontinence This type is a combination of stress and urge incontinence
All female patients 18 or older suffering from urinary incontinence (stress incontinence, urge incontinence
or mixed incontinence) at 2 different incontinence clinics were included.
Key Words: Urge incontinence
, biofeedback, urge suppression, pelvic floor muscle exercises.
Botox is one such drug used for urge incontinence
, but not for stress incontinence; it also can be very effective for women with other spastic pelvic disorders," says Dr.
is the result of sudden bladder contractions you can't control (the frequency of these contractions increases with normal aging).
In contrast, 24% of black women reported pure urge incontinence
symptoms, compared with 11% of white women.
Women who fail medical management of urge incontinence
have few other options.
In women, caffeine avoidance often helps ease stress and urge incontinence
, and one study suggests it helps men as well.
Patients had chronic symptoms of urge incontinence
, urgency frequency, and urinary retention.