First and foremost, the Continence Center of BHS is here as a resource for you or your patients. We're available to help answer your clinical questions, or to help your staff arrange for a referral.
The irony is continence issues are often too embarrassing for patients to raise with their physicians, yet 80% of those who seek treatment experience a cure or improvement. We encourage you to take the lead in exploring this subject with your female and male patients of all ages so that they understand how common - and how readily treatable - the problem is.
Did You Know?
- Fewer than half of women who suffer from urinary incontinence seek treatment.
- Urinary incontinence affects 17% of men over age 60.
- While about three-quarters of American women experience urinary leakage at some time in their lives, studies show that 7 - 10% experience severe or more-frequent leakage.
- Most studies of male incontinence have found a predominance of urge incontinence (40%-80%), followed by mixed incontinence (10%-30%) and stress incontinence (<10%).