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Treatment

There are several different approaches that may be used in managing and treating incontinence. The choice of a specific treatment will depend on the severity of the symptoms and the extent that the symptoms interfere with lifestyle. Click on the following links to learn about the three main approaches to treatment: medication, retraining and surgery.

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  • Highlights
    Get up to speed on the latest research and developments in incontinence treatment.
  • Hormones Worsen Urinary Incontinence
    The Women's Health Initiative examined the effects of hormone therapy on incontinence. Read more about their study.
  • Treatment
    A patient guide that explains the variety of treatment options available for treating incontinence, from medicaiton to surgery to behavioral therapy.
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  • Behavioral Treatments
    For some individuals, treating incontinence is as simple as making changes in your daily habits. Read this guide to learn more.
  • Treatment Devices
    Find a list of the latest devices used to treat overactive bladder and incontinence conditions.
  • Surgery
    Read about the simple behavioral adjustments that could improve your struggle with incontinence.
  • Surgery
    Surgical procedures can do wonders to fight incontinence and overactive bladder issues. Learn more about those surgical procedures here.
  • Resources
    Learn about alternative procedures for treating incontinence.
  • Lifestyle Changes
    A number of medications are available that increase sphincter or pelvic muscle strength or relax the bladder, making it able to hold more urine. Medications are prescribed for all kinds of incontinence, but they are generally most helpful for urge incontinence.