Bladder and bowel conditions can significantly impact your quality of life.
Helpful information about diagnosis and treatment
There are many reasons why our bodies start acting up -- genetics, aging, weight gain and environmental influences to name a few. The important thing is to pay attention to your body and seek care.
Are your bladder or bowels acting up?
If you suffer from bladder or bowel problems, you know the serious impact it can have on your lifestyle and relationships. Millions of people worldwide suffer from problems with voiding issues including urinary and fecal incontinence, leaking and the constant need to go to the bathroom.
Types of bladder problems treated by Cogentix Medical Products
- Stress Urinary Incontinence – Leakage of small amounts of urine during physical activity
- Overactive Bladder – Urinary frequency and urgency, often accompanied by urge incontinence
- Faecal Incontinence – Inability to control your bowel movements, causing stool (faeces) to leak unexpectedly from your rectum
- Vesicoureteral Reflux – Usually occurring in infants or small children, urine doesn’t follow the correct pathway, resulting in frequent urinary tract infections
- Mixed Incontinence - Usually a combination of stress urinary incontinence and one or more symptoms of overactive bladder
Talk to a healthcare provider
While the symptoms of voiding dysfunctions may make you feel powerless or embarrassed, you can take back control. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. By discussing your concerns openly, it's likely you'll find, not only a solution, but also a new sense of empowerment.
1. World Health Organization. 1st International Consultation on Incontinence.