HealthWellnessMD is pleased to offer effective, non-invasive treatments for urinary incontinence in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Maryann Prewitt uses urodynamics to test and assess your symptoms and urinary tract function, which provides an accurate diagnosis.
Incontinence Q & A
by Maryann Prewitt, MD, FACOG
What is urinary incontinence?
If you leak urine when you exercise, laugh, cough, jump, or sneeze, you have stress urinary incontinence which is caused by weak pelvic floor muscles. An overactive bladder is a form of incontinence characterized by sudden urges to empty your bladder even when it isn’t full. You can also experience a mix of the 2 types of urinary incontinence.
How is it treated?
If you leak urine your body is sending a message that something is wrong in your pelvic floor. Rather than an illness, urinary incontinence is a symptom of another issue that needs to be addressed. Treatment aims to do just that. If your pelvic floor is weakened due to childbirth, for example, you may benefit from exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor. If your symptoms derive from a urinary tract infection, you’ll need antibiotics. In some cases, other medications or surgery may be needed.
What is InToneMV?
InToneMV is used to treat two common underlying causes of incontinence: weakened pelvic floor muscles and an overactive detrusor muscle. It combines electrical stimulation and biofeedback — effective non-invasive treatments for incontinence — and 12-minute voice-guided exercises you can do in the comfort and privacy of your home. You’ll do the exercises 6 days per week at home and meet with Dr. Prewitt 5 – 7 times total for setup, progress review, and any needed adjustments.
How do InControl products work?
InControl helps ease incontinence through mild muscle stimulation to force your pelvic floor muscles to contract and relax, the same way your arm muscles do when you lift weights. Meanwhile, an inflatable internal probe provides resistance, allowing muscles to build swiftly and efficiently. Improvements may appear within merely two weeks. Within 12 weeks you should be asymptomatic. If you’re suffering from urinary incontinence, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Prewitt at HealthWellnessMD.