Urinary incontinence is loss of bladder control, ranging from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. Women are more likely than men to have incontinence. Although aging does not cause incontinence, at least 1 in 10 people age 65 or older has this problem.
Incontinence can be caused by urinary tract infections, vaginal infection or irritation, constipation, weak bladder muscles, overactive bladder muscles, blockage from an enlarged prostate, damage to nerves that control the bladder from diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, or diseases such as arthritis that can make walking painful and slow.
Sources. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy.
Working integratively and individually, Asclepeion Center staff have had marked success in alleviating the negative effects of a variety of disease states and health issues.
To discuss what particular treatment protocols may be appropriate for any specific health issue, please contact the Asclepeion Center, (301.495.0933) to talk over your individual medical situation. For more information on what we do, see About Us and Services sections of this website.
Many people who come to us feel they have already gleaned the positive effects of treatments offered by traditional medicine. Others want to explore possible synergies drawing upon holistic alternatives. Center staff are always glad to work cooperatively with any practitioners—both traditional and non-traditional—that a client desires.