Leonard W. Liang, MD
Urinary incontinence is not a "normal" part of aging - it's a treatable condition, Dr. Liang helps patients in the Greater Los Angeles area determine the causes of their incontinence and find the best treatment to help them live more confident lives.
Urinary Incontinence FAQ
Urinary incontinence can be relatively minor and infrequent or chronic and significant, resulting in regular soaking of undergarments. The primary types of incontinence include:
Different types of urinary incontinence require different treatment approaches.
Some of the most common causes of chronic urinary incontinence in men include:
Some lifestyle factors can also contribute to urinary incontinence, including:
Certain medications can also cause or exacerbate urinary incontinence, including sedatives, muscle relaxants, and blood pressure medications.
Urinary incontinence can be managed in different ways depending on the type of incontinence you're experiencing. Both medical treatments and surgery are available to help treat the underlying causes and prevent urine leakage. Medicines to relax the bladder muscles are often the most common first step, followed by interventions like BOTOX injections or nerve stimulators. Surgery is usually considered when less invasive methods fail to provide relief.