In grocery stores, drugs stores and even Costco type big box stores there is an isle featuring incontinence products. A variety of diapers and pads are available to prevent leakage from showing or damaging clothing. And the problem is growing as the population ages. Late Night Health takes a look at the male incontinence with leading urologist Gary Leach, MD. Dr. Leach has written numerous articles in many publications about the problem. Currently Dr. Leach is the Director, Tower Urology Institute for Continence.
Incontinence, in both men and women, has vast psychological implications as well as physical issues. It’s obvious that incontinence for both men and women is embarrassing. Not being able to control your bladder is not something people look forward to.
Dr. Leach examines the causes of incontinence in men with host Mark Alyn. One of the most common causes of the lack of control is a number of prostate troubles. These include cancer, enlarged prostate and even the surgical removal of the prostate. During surgery the can be damage to the sphincter muscles, which are supposed to contract to prevent urine from flowing out of the bladder. This damage results in some degree of incontinence and is very common after prostate surgery.
The good news is incontinence is easily treatable. There are drugs that can help along with surgical technology that fix the problems. Many patients report that the outcome from surgery fixes the leakage.
Regaining urinary control is a big deal. The common fear of patients suffering from incontinence is “I can’t go out of my house because I don’t know what will happen when I’m out.” With the advancement of surgical techniques patients no longer need to worry.
For information about male incontinence and a number of treatment options visit Fixincontinence.com.
air date: 7/29/16