Male Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Sarasota, FL
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is when urine accidentally leaks. Anywhere from 5% to 15% of men over the age of 60 are affected. Often targeting the cause of urinary problems can help you and your doctor find the best treatment option to reduce bladder leakage. Urinary incontinence can prevent men from enjoying a lot of activities that they enjoy.
Dr. Daniel Kaplon is a board-certified urologist who has extensive experience working with men who struggle with urinary incontinence. If you are experiencing issues with male urinary incontinence, please call (941) 917-5400 to schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Sarasota, FL.
What Are the Symptoms of Male Urinary Incontinence?
- Problems starting a urine stream
- Problems emptying the bladder completely
- Spraying urine
- Weak stream
- Painful urination
What Are Causes of Urinary Incontinence?
Prostate problems, especially as men age, can result in problems with urinary incontinence. If the prostate is enlarged, it may affect the flow of urine and cause a weak stream, frequent urination, or leaking. When the prostate is removed for cancer treatment, it is common to have stress incontinence, meaning coughing or sneezing can trigger leakage.
Conditions that cause nerve damage
Because muscles and nerves must work together to control the bladder, any condition that damages nerves can create urinary problems. Conditions can include Parkinson’s, a stroke, diabetes, or multiple sclerosis. Injuries of the spinal cord can also result in urinary incontinence.
What you drink
Certain types of beverages can put stress on the urinary system. Limiting the amount of alcohol, caffeine, or carbonated beverages that you drink can help reduce bladder leakage. Staying hydrated is important but it is not necessary to drink a certain amount of water during the day.
Being overweight can cause or worsen male incontinence because extra weight weakens the muscles that help with bladder function. Obesity may affect female incontinence more than in men, but it can still be a factor of male incontinence.
How is Male Incontinence Treated?
There are many ways to ease male incontinence symptoms including:
- Behavioral and lifestyle changes
- Bladder training
- Electrical nerve stimulation
Schedule an Appointment Male Urinary Incontinence Testing & Treatment in Sarasota, FL
Dr. Daniel Kaplon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of male urinary incontinence at his our urology clinic in Sarasota, FL. To learn more about your male incontinence treatment options, please call (941) 917-5400 to schedule your male urinary incontinence treatment with Dr. Daniel Kaplon.