Do you pee when you cough?
Or maybe it happens when you sneeze or exercise? If you do, you may have urinary incontinence. This common and often embarrassing problem occurs more often than you would think, affecting one in four women middle aged and older.
The severity of urinary incontinence can range from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a washroom in time. But there are treatments available. In the latest episode of the DocTalks Podcast host Ian Gillespie and St. Joseph's urologist Dr. Blayne Welk discuss the types of incontinence in women and the various treatment options. From surgery to bladder training and even botox for the bladder, listen to learn more what could help you from peeing when you cough. Listen for free wherever you get your podcasts.
If you need medical advice regarding urinary incontinence the first step is to speak with your family doctor or primary care provider for options. They may suggest that you are a candidate for referral to St. Joseph’s Urology Program.