Incontinence: 3 common types

Incontinence: Tackling the Big 3

Ladies, let’s be real: if a good laugh does more than make your eyes water, that’s urinary incontinence. It’s so common! Women are twice as likely to have incontinence than men. Why? It’s our anatomy and life milestones that are to blame. Not to worry if the dribble has you down. ANewU tackles the top 3 types you may face.

And keep reading! We have an exciting solution.

Stress Incontinence

Good old stress. Is there anywhere that word doesn’t rear its head? Incontinence is right in line. Incontinence, known as “stress incontinence,” is the run, laugh or sneeze kind. Also known as SUI it wreaks havoc in other types of activities. Sex for a big one. Lifting, exercising or even getting out of a car can cause leakage. Why is this happening? There are some main factors that contribute to SUI. Age and menopause cause a loss of estrogen production. This weakens the muscles and surrounding tissue that control urine flow. Vaginal childbirth plays a part too. Damage to the tissues and physical stressors change your body’s natural ability to keep that urine where it belongs 100% of the time.

Functional Incontinence

Functional incontinence happens when you have a physical or mental impairment preventing you from getting to the bathroom in time. There are many reasons for this type of incontinence. Physical limitations such as arthritis or impaired mobility top the list. Parkinson’s disease is also a common reason for functional incontinence. If you or someone you love suffers from dementia or depression, you may also see this type of incontinence.

Overflow Incontinence

Overflow incontinence occurs when you simply can’t empty your bladder. The over 65 set are usually the ones having to deal with this type of incontinence. Blockages, diabetes and prolapsed uterus are a few common reasons for overflow incontinence. But some medications that cause muscle tightening play a part, too.

Help for your incontinence from the inside out at ANewU We’ve talked a lot about diVa® for your vaginal health. You already know what diVa® can do for your private life. But issues like incontinence become not-so-private! This exciting nonsurgical technique is also very effective for many types of incontinence. diVa® resurfaces and tones the vaginal walls and area. Its unique HFL design uses two lasers to separately treat these sensitive areas. The results? Increased collagen production and strengthened pelvic floor

structure. All of this helps in getting your incontinence under control. Isn’t it time to put the cork on your incontinence?

Take the first step. Book your personal consultation with RuthAnn at ANewU to discuss your incontinence and get a plan. Don’t hide any longer. The world is waiting for you!