Information& Resources Urinary Incontinence
This is often a consequence of childbirth and menopause and millions of women worldwide continue to put up with it as a 'woman's lot'. There is no need to do this since highly effective options exist for alleviating the stress, embarrassment and hygiene issues that these problems cause. These treatments include physiotherapy, tablets, devices and operations.
New surgical techniques using minimally invasive slings have revolutionised the treatment with cure rates around 90%. Sometimes (for patients with urinary incontinence), detailed tests called urodynamics are organised which help to diagnose the exact problem. This aids in planning the most effective treatment with the least side-effects. Anil has his own state of the art urodynamics facility with a highly trained and empathic nurse in attendance. Referral to expert pelvic floor physiotherapists is also worthwhile and in some cases can alleviate the need for surgery.