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Urge Incontinence Treatment in Tacoma & Puyallup

There are several different types of urinary incontinence. Urge incontinence is unique as it is a sudden and intense need to urinate that is soon followed by an unwanted contraction of the bladder, which causes an involuntary loss of urine.

Urge incontinence is also referred to as:

  • Bladder spasms
  • Overactive bladder
  • Spasmodic bladder
  • Detrusor instability
  • Irritable bladder

It is important to remember that urge incontinence is not a disease, but is actually a symptom of another medical condition, physical issues, or lifestyle habits. The occasional, minor leaks of urine caused by urge incontinence are more likely to occur in women and older adults.

Causes of Urge Incontinence

A few different types of medical conditions that may be causing urge incontinence to occur include:

  • A bladder infection
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Menopause
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Bladder or kidney stones
  • An obstruction near the opening of the bladder

Treatment for Urge Incontinence

Typically, if an individual’s urge incontinence is minor and manageable during their day-to-day life, there is no real reason to seek further treatment. However, if you are finding it difficult to perform everyday activities due to your urge incontinence, then it may be time to consult with a urology specialist.

Your doctor is likely to first try different exercises and dietary changes in order to avoid a more invasive treatment method. Northwest Medicap Specialties offers top treatment for urge incontinence through their naturopathic offerings.

If these prove to be ineffective in relieving your urge incontinence symptoms then decisions regarding more serious options may have to be made. Common medical treatments for urge incontinence include:

  • Collagen implants
  • Nerve stimulators
  • An at-home catheter

It is important to carefully weigh the risks and benefits associated with these various forms of treatment, and to discuss them all thoroughly with your healthcare provider. To schedule a consultation with one of the exceptional  specialists from Northwest Medical Specialties, please call our office today at (253) 428-8700.

HEALTH ALERT! For the safety of our patients and staff only patients will be allowed into our clinics and everyone MUST wear a mask. See additional information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 NOTICE

November 16, 2020 Update

IMPORTANT: NO VISITORS
During these difficult times we are making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe from COVID 19, we appreciate your patience and understanding with the changes you may have seen within our practice.

We strive to protect our patients and staff as much as we possibly can from any exposure on our premises.  NWMS has implemented a system wide policy that does not allow anyone in the building that is not a patient and everyone must wear an NWMS provided mask over their mouth and nose during their time on our premises.  This is to protect our vulnerable patients from the unforeseen possibility of exposure to COVID 19 which can be transmitted through aerosol droplets.  Sadly, we have had patients that have died from the complications of COVID 19, which is both devastating and preventable.

We offer a virtual visit option for family, friends, and companions to participate in the care of our patients through Zoom.  Our staff will assist you with every step of the login process and invite you to participate in real time from your vehicle or designated safe space in our building. Please contact us at 253-428-8700 to set this up.

The following offices are temporarily closed:

  • Bonney Lake
  • Federal Way

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (253) 428-8700.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control