What is the first line treatment for stress incontinence?
Pelvic floor muscle exercises are considered first-line treatment for stress incontinence. Noninvasive electrical and magnetic stimulation devices are also available. Alternatives for treating stress incontinence include vaginal inserts, such as pessaries, and urethral plugs.
What is treatment for stress incontinence?
Anticholinergics. These medications can calm an overactive bladder and may be helpful for urge incontinence. Examples include oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), tolterodine (Detrol), darifenacin (Enablex), fesoterodine (Toviaz), solifenacin (Vesicare) and trospium chloride. Mirabegron (Myrbetriq).
What professionals can help with continence management?
A community nurse can help with access to NHS-funded continence products and give advice on managing the problem, hygiene and how to protect the skin. An occupational therapist can give advice on adaptations and equipment. A physiotherapist can give advice if the person has difficulties with co-ordination or movement.
How do you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles?
To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, sit comfortably and squeeze the muscles 10 to 15 times. Do not hold your breath or tighten your stomach, bottom or thigh muscles at the same time. When you get used to doing pelvic floor exercises, you can try holding each squeeze for a few seconds.
What is a Burch procedure?
Definition: The Burch procedure is a surgical procedure designed to treat stress urinary incontinence. A Burch procedure suspends and stabilizes the urethra (the tube carrying urine from the bladder to the outside of the body).
How do you take care of an incontinent patient?
Incontinence Care: 9 Tips for Caregivers
- Talk with their doctor.
- Watch out for certain foods and drinks.
- Stick to a bathroom schedule.
- Waterproof the mattress, sofa, and chairs.
- Use humor kindly to diffuse anxiety and embarrassment.
- Have an incontinence care kit on hand.
- Choose clothing that’s easy to change and launder.