Incontinence

Studies have shown that one in five women between the ages of 50-54 experience overactive bladder or urinary incontinence. Bladder issues are uncomfortable and embarrassing, so don’t wait to find relief.

Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
27%
experience incontinence in menopause
79%
said that the incontinence negatively affects their quality of life in a significant way
15+
years on average that women experience incontinence

An overactive bladder generally refers to an urgent and frequent need to urinate. When you experience urine leakage before you can get to the bathroom, that is urge incontinence. The more common type of incontinence is stress incontinence which occurs due to physical pressure. It’s when you leak a little (or a lot) of urine when you laugh, sneeze, or cough, or when you’re exercising or having sex.

As estrogen decreases, your bladder that holds urine and your urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your body) weaken, which affects your ability to control your urinary function. Your bladder also loses volume and elasticity as you age which can contribute to problems.

Other contributors to incontinence may include medications, weight gain as well as other health conditions such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.  

How we treat incontinence in menopause

We'll review your health history and listen to your symptoms.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. Your Gennev provider will review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to your telemedicine visit.

During the virtual visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your quality of life and other symptoms you're experiencing (overactive bladder, anxiety, vaginal changes).

Talk to a menopause specialist during a 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine portal.

The mindset we have at Gennev is to focus on health. We'll provide:

Lifestyle modifications

We will review your nutritional needs and daily hydration habits to identify any gaps or irritants that may contribute to bladder issues. Our practitioners may review pelvic floor therapies and other treatments that will support a healthy bladder.

Medical interventions

Gennev doctors will help you narrow down the possible causes of your symptoms of incontinence and discuss next steps for full evaluation and management. If your bladder issues are related to hormonal fluctuations, our doctors will review treatment options that may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Feel 100% again and thrive in menopause.

Our doctors and health coaches (RDNs) are by your side, answering your questions and to help monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time. Talk to your doctor about these changes and your Gennev doctor will adjust your treatment plan to match your new needs.

92% of our patients report symptom relief after the first visit.

Everyone's experience with menopause is unique. That's why our integrated care model offers evidence-based treatments unique to your individual needs.

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Recommended Reading

We've interviewed leading experts in menopause over the years. These articles are a great starting point to educating yourself on this symptom (and others) of menopause.