What is SUI?
Stress Urinary incontinence (SUI) is involuntary leakage of urine on laughing, sneezing, coughing or any other physical activity which causes increased pressure inside the abdomen. Stress urinary incontinence has nothing to with psychological stress!!
Who can have it?
It’s relatively a common problem but women don’t like to talk about it, almost 1/3rd of all adult women suffer from it!! Generally the women who have had traumatic vaginal delivery are prone to have it but any women with loose pelvic floor muscle support can suffer from this problem.
How can one know if she is suffering from SUI?
The symptom is very distinct but if someone wants to be very sure she herself can do the test by coughing or doing valsalva manoeuvre in standing position with full bladder.
What is the treatment?
The treatment depends upon the severity of disease, if it’s mild the options are non surgical such as;- Behavioural Therapy, pelvic floor muscle training, Electric stimulation,vaginal devices, urethral devices and pharmacological treatment
But if its severe and deteriorating the quality of life - surgical treatment is the only option left. Surgery can be opted if the non surgical treatment fails due to any reason.
The surgery is simple, minimally invasive and single day admission surgery which definitely deserves trial rather than coping up with the problem life long.