June 06, 2012
Answers to your Questions About Urinary Incontinence. If bladder control problems are embarrassing you or limiting your enjoyment of life, find out more about this surprisingly common condition and today's most effective new treatments
Incontinence is when the body leaks urine without meaning to. Urine is stored in a balloon-like organ - the bladder. Urine leaves the body through a tube called the urethra. When bladder muscles tighten without warning, or the muscles at the base of the urethra relax without warning, you can have leakage. Those muscle changes can also cause you to urinate more often or more urgently. Even urinary urgency and frequency without unwanted urine leakage is a medical condition that may be severe enough to warrant intervention.
Humana has partnered with the National Association For Continence (NAFC) in order to help our members become more educated and aware of the symptoms of incontinence, and more importantly, to help them learn more about the treatment options that are available.
Urinary incontinence is common, but whether your problem is big or small, you don't have to live with it. Humana and the NAFC can help you talk to your doctor about managing urine leakage. Many times it can be treated without surgery, so don't be embarrassed to talk to your doctor about it.
We've included some common treatments below to help you start the conversation with your doctor or health provider.
Finding the right treatment for you could take time. It can also take time for the treatment to start working. Stick with it so you can enjoy all of your favorite activities, without worry. Learn more about symptoms of incontinence and other treatment options at www.NAFC.org