Urinary incontinence is a common disease and not a taboo subject, as it is considered by many people. Acute incontinence is most often caused by an infection. Chronic incontinence appears over time and has more branches: stress, emergency, functional, reflex or total incontinence. In stress incontinence, urine loss can occur when a person sneezes, coughs, or lifts a heavy object.
Suburethral strips, the surgical alternative
Since their introduction, procedures for applying suburethral strips for the treatment of urinary incontinence have enjoyed great success. It is good to know that the price of these strips and their application devices are fully compensated by the state. A specially created tool allows the doctor to place the strip around the middle portion of the urethra with exit through the two small incisions made in the abdominal wall. The intervention is done under local or general anesthesia.
The operation is easy and takes about 30 minutes, and after a few days the patient can resume her normal activities, following the instructions given by the doctor.