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Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder are common conditions in women, particularly among those over the age of 70, an expert has said.
According to Dr Firouz Daneshgari, a urologist and director of the University Hospitals Urology Institute in the US, more than 50 per cent of women in this age group are affected by overactive bladder or urinary incontinence.
Writing on the MD News website, he revealed that ageing, menopause, diabetes and a high body mass index (BMI) are all “significant” risk factors for overactive bladder.
“In a majority of cases, the over-activity happens both during the day and night,” Dr Daneshgari revealed. “However, there are patients whose incontinence is an issue during sleep.”
The urology expert explained that the amount of urine excreted by the body increases at night as a person gets older.
“This would add to the frequency of urination and the urinary incontinence,” he added.
People can use a number of different adult incontinence products to help manage night-time incontinence.
An innovative non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence has shown promise in a recent three-year clinical trial.
Scientists presented their findings on the Renessa treatment at the annual scientific meeting of the American Urogynaecologic Society and the South Central Section of the American Urological Association in September.
The procedure usually takes less than an hour and patients enjoy a rapid recovery, typically returning to work and resuming usual activities the following day.
During the procedure, a small device is passed through the urethra – the tube leading from the bladder to the genitals – and heat is gently applied to the tissues at the base of the bladder.
This heat treatment causes the collagen in the bladder tissue to become firmer, thereby improving the bladder’s ability to resist leakages.
In their clinical trial, scientists at North Shore-LIJ University in Manhasset, New York, found that around 71 per cent of patients who underwent Renessa treatment reported improved quality of life 36 months later.
Dr Harvey Winkler, co-chief of urogynaecology at the university and author of the poster presentation on the therapy, said: “These results confirm that the majority of patients treated with the non-surgical Renessa procedure experience lasting improvements in symptoms and quality of life.
“The procedure also appears to be very safe, as no serious adverse events were reported at any time during the follow-up period.”
Scott Cramer, medical president and chief executive officer at Novasys Medical, which developed the Renessa therapy, said that stress urinary incontinence can have a “significant negative impact” on women’s quality of life.
He noted that there are safety risks associated with surgical procedures for prolapse and female incontinence, making it more important than ever for women to have safe, effective and less invasive treatment options to help reduce their reliance on incontinence supplies, such as Tena Lady.
“When conservative therapies for stress urinary incontinence such as Kegel exercises fail, Renessa is the logical next step in the treatment pathway before proceeding to a more invasive surgical procedure,” he added.
A medical expert has recommended the use of Botox as a treatment for urinary incontinence, explaining that the neurotoxin is a good option to consider for people suffering from the condition.
Speaking to health website healthwatchmd.com, Dr Anne Wiskind, a uro-gynaecologist at Piedmont Hospital in the US state of Georgia, explained that urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting millions of people in the US alone.
Although it is more common in women than in men, adult incontinence can affect both genders, and is often a symptom of other underlying conditions or a physical injury.
She explained there are two main types of the condition, with the first being stress incontinence, which is leakage from the bladder that can be caused by coughing, laughing or sneezing. Often this is the result of injury sustained during childbirth in women, she explained.
“The second type of incontinence is urge incontinence. This is when there is a leaking when you have the urge to go and cannot get to the bathroom fast enough,” the expert went on.
Previous research has indicated that Botox is affective at treating urinary incontinence, even in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis or spinal chord injuries who often find it hard to control their bladders for neurological reasons.
“The trick in all cases of incontinence is to correct the problem enough so patients don’t experience leakage, but not to overcorrect the problem so patients can’t void,” Dr Wiskind explained.
In August, Botox was approved for treatment of urinary incontinence in people suffering from these neurological conditions by the US Food and Drug administration.
Research indicated that injecting the substance into the bladder not only increases its capacity for urinary storage, but also helps reduce the symptoms of incontinence.
While adult incontinence can be treated with medication, some with moderate symptoms might prefer to use discrete incontinence pads.
Men and women with adult incontinence or other bladder or bowel problems are invited to attend an event at the Eastbourne Arndale Centre next week.
Medical experts will be on hand from 09:00 to 16:00 BST on September 20th to answer people’s questions about bladder and bowel issues.
The event, which forms part of National Continence Awareness Week, is due to take place near the centre’s Sainsbury’s store and could be useful for those relying on Tena Lady or other adult incontinence products.
Debbie Davis, a community continence nurse advisor with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, told the Eastbourne Herald: “Bladder and bowel problems are still a taboo subject that understandably people do not want to discuss.
“Many of us suffer from bladder or bowel related problems at one time or another in our lives.”
Ms Davis noted that urinary incontinence and other bladder and bowel problems can affect a person’s relationships and quality of life.
But she insisted: “It is never too late to get help and problems should not be ignored.”
Women with urinary incontinence need not necessarily resort to surgery or medication, as physiotherapists can now do “wonders” when it comes to pelvic floor problems, an expert has said.
Dr Julia Garcia, a urologist at Franciscan St Anthony Health in Michigan City, US, told nwi.com that traditional techniques only provided a short-term solution to bladder problems.
“Now we understand that the pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, and those can become strained or inflamed or tight like guitar strings,” the urologist explained.
“If those floor muscles are constantly flexed, there can be pelvic pain, pain during sex, overactive bladder symptoms and lower back pain, which stems from compensating with other muscles.”
Dr Garcia revealed that urologists now send patients to a physiotherapist so that they learn how to control their pelvic floor muscles better.
Meanwhile, Tracy Campbell, a specialist in women’s health and chronic pelvic dysfunction at Dynamic Rehabilitation Services in Valparaiso, told the news provider that physiotherapy can help save money on incontinence pads, such as Lil Form Classic pads, which are shaped to ensure comfort and leakage security.
She added: “Physical therapy can also possibly prevent the need for surgery.”
New research suggests that women with female incontinence should consider non-surgical therapies before resorting to surgery for the condition.
Scientists at Florida’s Cleveland Clinic analysed clinical trials involving women with adult incontinence in order to assess the effectiveness and safety of conservative and minimally invasive outpatient procedures for stress incontinence.
They looked at 32 clinical trials, all of which had followed participants for at least 12 months after treatment for their urinary incontinence.
Publishing their findings in the journal Advances in Urology, the study authors revealed that pelvic floor rehabilitation was associated with “significant improvements” if patients adhered to treatment.
The antidepressant duloxetine – which is sometimes given to patients with stress incontinence – was associated with high discontinuation rates, largely because patients suffered side-effects.
Finally, the researchers observed that the majority of patients who underwent an outpatient procedure called transurethral radiofrequency collagen denaturation or received urethral bulking agents experienced “significant” long-term improvements in their need for incontinence supplies.
The study authors concluded: “Conservative therapy is an appropriate initial approach for female stress urinary incontinence, but if therapy fails, radiofrequency collagen denaturation or bulking agents may be an attractive intermediate management step or alternative to surgery.”
An author who acted as primary carer to his father for ten years has issued some advice on looking after a person with adult incontinence.
Gary Joseph LeBlanc learnt how to look after his father with compassion and respect after the older man’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia.
Writing in the Tampa Tribune, he described caring for a person with urinary incontinence as a “learning process”.
He revealed: “One hundred per cent of Alzheimer’s patients will arrive at a point where they lose control of their bladder or bowels, most likely both.
“At this stage of the disease most families are usually advised that the time has come to institutionalise their loved ones. Even so, countless families continue caring for them at home until their final days.”
Mr LeBlanc told the news provider that he used to place his father’s incontinence pants in his underwear drawer, gradually replacing his usual undergarments.
He noted that there are many different types of incontinence pads and pants, and advised: “I would first start them off with pull-ups, the ones designed with side tabs resemble children’s diapers too much and may be very upsetting for your loved one at first.”
Figures from the Alzheimer’s Society suggest that around 465,000 people in the UK are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, while many more have different types of dementia, such as vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.
It is a common assumption that adult incontinence is an unavoidable sign of ageing, but there are often steps that can be taken to help manage the condition, giving people incontinence choice treatment and reduce a woman’s reliance on incontinence pads.
Dr Janice Santos, professor of urology at Mount Sinai Medical Centre in Miami Beach, told the Miami Herald: “Many women think urologists are only for men and they associate them with prostate problems.
“However, there is a branch of urology that specialises in women and treats problems like urinary infections, vaginal prolapses, urinary incontinence and other specialties.”
According to Dr Santos, women with female incontinence can often train their bladder to reduce the risk of leakage.
She revealed: “In many cases we can expand the bladder and use medication to train it to wait, and also by creating a habit to wait first five minutes, then ten and so on.”