Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. Women experience UI twice as often as men.
Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.
Treatment depends on the type of problem you have and what best fits your lifestyle. It may include simple exercises, medicines, special devices or procedures prescribed by your doctor, or surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
BOTOX® Therapy for Incontinence
Have you tried an anticholinergic medication for urinary incontinence related to your overactive bladder associated with a neurologic condition but still have leakage or cannot tolerate the side effects?
BOTOX® is proven to significantly reduce the number of leakage episodes experienced by patients just like you. BOTOX® patients had about 22 fewer leakage episodes each week (compared to about 13 fewer for placebo).
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into the bladder muscle and used:
to treat overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong need to urinate with leaking or wetting accidents (urge urinary incontinence), a strong need to urinate right away (urgency), and urinating often (frequency) in adults 18 years and older when another type of medicine (anticholinergic) does not work well enough or cannot be taken.
to treat leakage of urine (incontinence) in adults 18 years and older with overactive bladder due to neurologic disease who still have leakage or cannot tolerate the side effects after trying an anticholinergic medication.
Whether you experience occasional leaks or more frequent incidents, you don’t have to live with your “weak” or “overactive bladder” any more. InTone helps women regain control of their bladder function, regardless of age, size, or shape, whether you leak a little or a lot.
InTone’s patented technology combines the benefits of gentle muscle stimulation to exercise and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, with guided biofeedback so you can see proof of your progress. InTone actually treats female bladder leakage at its root cause.
Video - How InTone Stops Bladder Leakage