First, please know that you are not alone! More than 37 million adults in the United States – one in six – suffer from overactive bladder, defined as urge incontinence (leaking) and urgency frequency (frequent urges to urinate). We know that your bladder health often causes social embarrassment and interferes with your daily life. Your shopping trips may be focused around having a bathroom near and while travelling you are planning the next rest stop. Don’t feel ashamed. You are in a large group of women who consider these symptoms their “new norm” and actually only one in eight Americans have been diagnosed. We want to change that. We want to help redefine your “norm” and alleviate these stressors, while ultimately improving your quality of life. Good News – We have options!
We like to start by discussing your current routine and triggers and make some recommendations to potentially help with your symptoms. These can be things like kegel exercises, caffeine reduction, and physical therapy. If your symptoms are still present and interfering with daily life, we can try a medication, which targets the muscles associated with bladder function. You may think that if your medication causes a side effect, that you have no other options. This is no longer the case. We offer advanced therapies to help you return to your real normal life. Interstim® therapy targets the nerves that control your bladder function. It uses a mild electrical pulse to stimulate the nerves that control the bladder and muscles related to urination. It is a minimally invasive implant that helps the brain and nerves to communicate so the bladder can function properly. It is done in an outpatient setting, by one of our board-certified providers. Don’t let your bladder “control” your life-gain control of your bladder!
Call us at 501-224-5500 to talk to us about your options!