Based on International Continence Society, there is:
- stress urinary incontinence (60%);
- urged incontinence (10%);
- reflex – based incontinence;
- overflow incontinence;
- urethral failure incontinence.
Stress urinary incontinence
This type of incontinence comprises 60% of incontinence cases. In this type of urine secretion is due effortless sphincter mechanism.
Based on its severity, it’s distinguished into:
- 1st grade: urine secretion during coughing, sneezing, lifting weight, etc.
- 2nd grade: urine secretion during standing, standing up, walking.
- 3rd grade: urine secretion during bedtime.
Nowadays, the doctor has to choose among several revolutionary methods, depending on each patient’s case and problem extend. Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the type of incontinence, the severity of your problem and the underlying cause. Your doctor will recommend the approaches best suited to your condition. A combination of treatments may be needed.
Such methods, include:
- Nerve stimulators. Sacral nerve stimulators can help control your bladder function.
- Bulking material injections: Bulking agents are materials that are injected into tissue surrounding the urethra. This helps keep the urethra closed and reduce urine leakage.
- Artificial urinary sphincter: The device is implanted around the neck of patient’s bladder. The fluid-filled ring keeps urinary sphincter shut tight until the patient is ready to urinate.
- Sling procedure: A sling procedure uses strips of your body’s tissue, synthetic material or mesh to create a pelvic sling or hammock around your bladder neck and urethra. The sling helps keep the urethra closed, especially when you cough or sneeze.