Understanding Urinary Incontinence

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – One-third of people older than 60 have some loss of urinary control. Dr. Kevin Asher, MD is a board certified urologist, from Pioneer Valley Urology, with fellowship training in urologic oncology, shared more about urinary incontince and how Pioneer Valley Urology, P.C. can help.

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Specializing In:
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Urinary Incontinence
Incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is often associated with an underlying medical condition
One-third of people older than 60 have some loss of urinary control.
Most incontinence is caused by genetics and life event factors, such as obesity, smoking, and childbirth.

Incontinence Takes Several Forms:
Stress incontinence, the most common form, refers to urine that leaks following activities like exercise, coughing, laughing, or sneezing.
Urge incontinence is the frequent, sudden, and uncontrollable urge to urinate.
Reflex incontinence refers to leaking urine without realizing it. People with this disorder usually do not sense that their bladder is full.
Overflow incontinence results from an inability to completely empty the bladder. A person may frequently feel the urge to urinate but void only a small amount of urine.
Functional incontinence refers to the inability to physically get to a toilet.

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About Kevin Asher, MD:
Kevin Asher, MD graduated from Towson University and Columbia University Medical School. He did a residency in Urology at Boston University and has completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health.

About Pioneer Valley Urology, P.C.
Pioneer Valley Urology is committed to providing you with the best medical care and most up-to-date treatments. Patient and family education is emphasized, with the belief that understanding as much as possible about a urological problem is essential in making decisions on treatment options.

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