Patients Seeking Overactive Bladder Treatment Can Consider InterStim, an FDA-Approved Sacral Neuromodulation Device
For individuals with overactive bladder, finding an effective treatment plan is crucial for maintaining a positive quality of life. The constant urge to urinate – combined with the worry of a leak or accident – can make it intensely difficult to focus on work, school, or even hobbies that used to be a source of enjoyment. At Florida Medical Clinic, our Department of Proctology provides compassionate, discreet treatment for a wide range of urinary issues, helping patients regain control over their lives.
Through a comprehensive, ongoing analysis of a patient’s specific needs, our team can provide an overactive bladder treatment plan consisting of:
- Behavioral techniques, such as bladder training (delaying urination for a few minutes every time there is an urge to use the restroom) and double voiding (urinating twice in short succession to ensure the bladder is fully empty)
- Lifestyle changes, such as fluid and diet management
- Pelvic floor physical therapy, including Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles that control urination
- Medications to relax the bladder muscles, make it easier to empty the bladder, or calm an overactive bladder (estrogen supplements may also be recommended for women)
- Overactive bladder surgery, such as bladder augmentation (a procedure in which part of the bowel is used to increase bladder capacity)
- InterStim, a small medical device that is implanted under the skin, where it sends small electrical pulses to the nerves that control bladder function
Florida Medical Clinic’s proctologists work one-on-one with each patient to help determine the most promising options. When it comes to overactive bladder treatment, consistency is key, although a bit of experimentation may be needed to find the most effective combination of therapies for each person.
We treat overactive bladder in both men and women, and work with patients of all ages. To learn more about overactive bladder treatment at Florida Medical Clinic or to request an appointment with an experienced proctologist, contact us today.