Incontinence Treatment Options at Florida Medical Clinic
Patients at Florida Medical Clinic have a variety of incontinence treatment options, from medications and behavioral therapy to lifestyle and activity modification recommendations. Bladder training, scheduled toilet trips, fluid and diet management, pelvic floor exercises, electrical stimulation, and various medical inserts are all potential options. And, while the majority of individuals significantly benefit from conservative therapies, Florida Medical Clinic also offers another option for those who experience persistent symptoms: InterStim, an implantable device that works by sending small electrical pulses to the nerves that control bladder and bowel function.
InterStim is a small, FDA-approved bowel and bladder control device that is implanted beneath the skin. A thin wire carries small pulses to the sacral muscles and a hand-held patient programmer allows users to adjust the strength of the stimulation and turn the system on or off. InterStim can be used to treat:
- Overactive bladder (urinary urgency and frequency)
- Urinary retention
- Fecal incontinence
Individuals who use InterStim for incontinence treatment often note significant improvements in the number of episodes that they experience, as well as an improved quality of life. Many individuals find that they are able to resume normal daily activities that they have been missing out on as a result of poor bladder and bowel control. And, unlike other forms of incontinence treatment, physicians can determine if it is likely to produce the desired results prior to implantation during a simple, in-office simulation session.
For more information about incontinence treatment at Florida Medical Clinic, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced proctologist, contact us today.
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