Overactive Bladder (Urge Incontinence): More Treatments Available
Overactive bladder affects up to 400 million people worldwide. But there's no need to put up with it, thanks to the wide range of treatments available, as shared by Dr Tricia Kuo, Consultant, Department of Urology, Sengkang General Hospital.
Overactive bladder (urge incontinence)
can be treated with a wide range of treatments, so there's no need to let it affect your life!
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Oveactive bladder (urge incontinence) in extreme cases can affect daily life. But there's no need to put up with it as there are a wide range of treatments available - non-invasive as well as invasive.
Dr Tricia Kuo, Consultant from the Department of Urology at
Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), a member of the
SingHealth group shares what they are.
Treatments for overactive bladder (urge incontinence)
Bladder management – bladder training, timed voiding, and urge suppression
Biofeedback, pelvic floor exercises, and behavioural techniques
Non-reversible surgery – to numb the nerves around the bladder
Nerve stimulation techniques – In addition to percutaneous tibial neuromodulation stimulation (nerve stimulation), another technique known as sacral neuromodulation system involves a fine electrode inserted near the nerves of the lower spine and a pacemaker implanted into the back to stimulate and control the nerves that supply the bladder, bowels, urinary and anal, and pelvic floor muscles. This procedure can be used for both urinary and bowel incontinence
Botox injections – administered via cystoscope (a thin tube with a camera) into the bladder, to relax overstimulated nerves
Medication – to decrease abnormal bladder muscle contractions and reduce pressure
Catheters, pads and underwear
Learn about the
causes of an overactive bladder (urge incontinence) and how nerve stimulation treatment can help.