Urinary Incontinence Specialist

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Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine that occurs due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. Urinary incontinence can arise due to a number of factors, including age, weight gain, hormonal changes, nerve damage, certain types of diseases, and stress factors. One of the most common causes of urinary incontinence is vaginal childbirth for women. 

Types of Urinary Incontinence

While there are many people who may experience occasional, minor leaks of urine, there are others that may lose small to moderate amounts of urine that occur more frequently. There are different types of urinary incontinence, which include:

  • Stress incontinence: These types of urine leaks can occur when you exert pressure on your bladder from coughing, sneezing, exercising, laughing, or lifting a heavy object.  
  • Urge incontinence: A sudden, intense urge to urinate will occur followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Additionally, you may need to urinate frequently, as well as throughout the night. This type of incontinence may occur due to an infection or a more severe condition such as diabetes or a neurological issue. 
  • Overflow incontinence: This occurs when you experience frequent or constant dribbling of urine due to not emptying the bladder completely.
  • Functional incontinence: Functional incontinence occurs when there is a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from making it to the toilet in time. An example of this is someone who has arthritis and is unable to undo their pants in time. 
  • Mixed incontinence: Mixed incontinence occurs when there is a combination of the type of urinary incontinence. For example, one of the most common combinations are stress and urge incontinence.


While urinary incontinence isn’t always preventable, there are some factors that can help reduce risk factors, such as:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Perform pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegel exercises
  • Avoid bladder irritants (caffeine, alcohol, and acidic foods)
  • Eat foods high in fiber
  • Avoid tobacco use

When You Should See a Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Many people may be uncomfortable discussing this condition with their doctor, but there is no reason to be embarrassed discussing this with your doctor. Our urinary incontinence specialist has helped thousands of patients control their condition and it has improved their quality of life exponentially. 

If you are experiencing the following, then it may be time to speak to a urinary incontinence specialist: 

  • It causes you to restrict activities
  • Limits your social interactions
  • Negatively impacts your quality of life
  • If you need to wear absorbent pads or need to change underwear frequently
  • If you experience anxiety from being too far from a bathroom

Our urinary incontinence specialist is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our skilled doctor, Dr. Ronald E. de la Peña.

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Our team is highly experienced in providing urinary incontinence treatment. It is important that you seek treatment sooner rather than later to avoid further complications. Contact our team today and schedule an appointment with our urinary incontinence specialist!

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