Urinary control relies on the finely coordinated activities of the smooth muscle tissue of the urethra and bladder, skeletal, voluntary inhibition, and the autonomic nervous system. Urinary incontinence can result from anatomic, physiological, or pathologic (disease) factors. Acute and temporary incontinence are commonly caused by childbirth, limited mobility, medication side effects, and urinary tract infections.
the good news is, urinary incontinence does not need to control your life!
Maybe you noticed a small amount of urine leakage during a vigorous morning run, or maybe you sneezed and experienced wetness. It may have started as a sudden urge to run to the bathroom during an afternoon shopping excursion with friends. Bladder control problems affect millions of women in the U.S. both young and old. These conditions often interfere with a woman's lifestyle and many women live with the condition in silence.
Urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans, and 75% to 80% of those sufferers are women.
Many women who suffer from bladder control problems sometimes feel embarrassed and alone, and often shy away from daily activities they enjoy including exercise, shopping, socializing and even sexual activity. You don't have to suffer from bladder control problems in silence. WISH incontinence specialists understand what you're going through and are here to help with common bladder control conditions such as:
- Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Overactive Bladder (OAB)
*This information does not replace a provider consultation. You should schedule an appointment with your provider if you experience any of these symptoms.
The Women's Institute is a division of Urology Associates, P.C. We are committed to the innovation and the integration of advanced technology and advanced therapeutics in our treatment offerings.
We are the first practice to open a center solely dedicated to female urology in Nashville, and we strive to provide the best care possible to our patients.
The WISH clinic was founded on the principles of compassionate, high quality care and continues to serve that mission.