When leakage is your
excuse not to exercise
will appear in Florida Today - Health and Medicine, Nov.
is essential, however if it leads to significant leakage
of urine it is hard to find the motivation to proceed.
To stand on a
treadmill, feeling the urine come out is highly
unpleasant and will make you think twice to go to the
health club again.
A thick pad makes
walking a lot less enjoyable also.
1 in 11 women will have
some surgery for prolapse or incontinence in their
lifetime. So what are your options if you are one of the
women using the leakage as an excuse not to exercise?
Leakage during exercise
is usually caused by a too open area where the bladder
connects to the voiding tube. The voiding tube (urethra)
being too mobile and lack of muscle support can also
contribute to leakage. As always in medicine there can
be other more uncommon reasons for stress incontinence,
however that keeps me in my job.
The pelvic floor
muscles play a crucial role. While exercising and
exerting pressure, the pelvic floor musculature should
not relax. It is extraordinary how many women were able
to restart an exercise regimen and stay dry, after a
short instruction into how to effectively use their
pelvic floor muscles. Kegels, yes, however nine out of
ten women really do not do them right or do not get to a
Some women have leakage
with minute exertion, trained their pelvic floor,
however they keep on losing urine with jumping, biking
there are very good options available to support the
urethra/bladder and entirely stop or diminish stress
urinary incontinence leakage.
Slings can be used to
support the urethra. Slings that are adjustable during
surgery, allow for better catering towards the
individual need of the stress incontinent woman.
Through a small
incision in the vagina the sling is introduced and
supported on the sides in a membrane.
The support is so
sturdy that within a week women are back to full
activity, except for intercourse, which will have to
wait for about 6 weeks. There is only one small stitch
in the vagina.
sling is adjusted during surgery to the tightness needed
and locked into place. As you can guess, since it is so
personally catered, it has excellent results and very
many happy customers.
The sling is made of a
permanent material that your own deep tissue will grow
into. It is covered by your vaginal skin, so you can not
Dr. Sprock is the most
experienced Ajust® surgeon in the Southeastern United
So no more excuses not to exercise! End
your leakage problems and come to Central Florida
UroGynecology in Rockledge to have the most
experienced surgeon insert your sling or have us
help you master pelvic floor strength.
Florida UroGynecology is conveniently
located in Rockledge, right off of US 1 and
close to I-95. Dr. Marja Sprock is
fellowship trained in urogynecology and has
extensive experience treating women of pre-
and postmenopausal age. Call for a