Incontinence is bladder and/or bowel leakage or the unwanted loss of urine and/or stool. It can be an unpleasant and distressing problem, often causing isolation, depression and physiological problems. It can happen to anyone of any age.
Causes of urinary incontinence:
Causes of fecal incontinence:
- Thinning and drying of the skin in the vagina or urethra, especially after menopause
- Weakened pelvic muscles
- Certain medicines
- Build-up of stool in the bowels
- Not being able to move around
- Urinary tract infection
- Problems such as diabetes or high calcium levels
With appropriate treatment, most women with urinary or fecal incontinence can be cured or significantly improved and can return to a better quality of life.
- Injury to the anal muscles or nerves
- Improper diet
- Chronic constipation
Women's Care of Wisconsin is now offering InTone, a medical device that treats bladder leakage using the most effective, non-invasive strategies available.