What Are the Treatments for Urge Incontinence?

Q:
What are the treatments for urge incontinence?

A:
There are various treatments for urge incontinence. They include changes to behaviors, medications and surgery. Choose the right treatment after consulting your doctor.

Changes to behaviors:

  • Lose weight
  • Don’t lift things that are too heavy
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid drinking too much water before sleep
  • Kegel exercises (Build strength of your pelvic floor muscles by contracting these muscles.)
  • Bladder training (Lengthen the time gap between feeling the urge to urinate and actually urinating.)
  • Timed voiding (Keep records of when you leak urine. Go to the toilet at those times and you avoid leakage.)

Medications:

  • Mirabegron
  • Darifenacin
  • Fesoterodine
  • Trospium
  • Oxybutynin
  • Tolterodine
  • Solifenacin

Surgery:

  • Reduce nerve impulse to muscles involved in urination control
  • Increase the amount of urine the bladder can hold

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.