Involuntary Bladder Leakage
Urinary incontinence in men, also called bladder leakage or UI, describes an involuntary leakage of urine. It’s a combination of symptoms with some complexity and variation.
The symptoms are often related to temporary and reversible conditions, but many guys who deal with this common issue find it embarrassing and aren’t sure where to get help. Male incontinence treatment in Toronto offers natural, non-surgical improvement for an issue that so many men experience.
Are you under the impression that there’s no cure for incontinence? Or are you worried about what it might involve?
You don’t necessarily need to accept unwanted changes as you age. Safe, proven, and painless interventions can decrease or eliminate incontinence for you.
Toronto’s Sovereign Male can help
Our Toronto cosmetic clinic specializes in men’s health. Our physicians and licenced medical specialists treat a significant number of male patients from every age group and background.
Men are increasingly aware of cosmetic and health-related ways to improve their lives and eliminate symptoms of age, wear, and tear. Your vitality, confidence, and performance can be bold and energetic again. The key is a holistic and harmonious approach to self-care. If you’re struggling with urinary leakage or weak muscles that lead to unsatisfying erections, you can find compassionate help at Sovereign.
Gain confidence back comfortably, with no painful recovery or surgical risks. You can stop embarrassment and get back to living life fully with our discreet treatments for your incontinence.
Men’s Incontinence 101
What causes incontinence in men? The lower urinary tract function can be divided into 3 main groups: urine storage, bladder emptying (urinating), and post-bladder emptying. The most common types of UI or bladder leakage relate to urine storage.
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) means leakage happens when sudden pressure on the bladder causes a small amount of urine to escape. Examples include lifting heavy weights and other physical exertion, sneezing, coughing, and so on.
Urge urinary incontinence (UUI) means that there is a sudden urge to urinate and unexpected leakage.
Post-micturition dribble (PMD) happens when men find they “leak” after finishing urination. A weakness of the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the urethra limits its ability to tightly close off urine flow.
Overactive bladder (OAB) describes a syndrome characterized by urgency, with or without incontinence, usually resulting in many trips to the washroom day and night. If you’re up once or more in the middle of the night, this issue may be robbing your sleep. Call today to find out how we restore bladder control and a good night’s sleep.
Here are some more urinary incontinence symptoms that men report:
Slow stream: A reduced flow of urine
Hesitancy: Difficulty beginning urination, despite the urge
Intermittency: Stopping and starting one or more times during urination
Straining: Requiring muscular effort to start or maintain the flow of urine
Terminal dribble: Difficulty in stopping/ending the flow of urine
Why do Toronto men experience urinary incontinence?
Your pelvic floor muscles and nerve systems that control the bladder must work together to hold and release urine. Certain risk factors can confuse brain / nerve signals. These include but aren’t limited to:
- Increased age
- High blood pressure
- BPH (enlarged prostate)
- Neurological diseases like MS and Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injuries
What are the treatment options for urinary incontinence?
There’s great news for men dealing with the embarrassing problem of urinary incontinence. Numerous treatments exist, and today they’re safer and more accessible than ever.
UI treatment depends on its cause. Your individual plan may include one or more lifestyle changes, and our specialists will assess your suitability for non-invasive laser treatment.
Fotona is the gold standard in advanced, non-invasive laser technology ranging from skin smoothing to fat reduction and, now, urinary incontinence treatment. The non-surgical nature of laser technology is an excellent choice for men and women, because it targets the exact issues leading to leakage. Weakened, lax, or damaged muscles are the source of many kinds of UI. When laser technology like Fotona or the new Core Tx are used to tighten and restore muscle strength, significant improvements are enjoyed without incisions, scars, or recovery time.
How does it work?
In your laser urinary incontinence treatment, the laser sends heat (thermal energy) deep under the skin to the target tissues without damaging the skin. The small sphincter muscles surrounding the urethra and at the pelvic floor are critical to start and stop urine flow confidently. When those tissues are weakened, they don’t work as well.
The laser energy is designed to stimulate tissue growth and remodelling with new collagen and elastin. Stronger, toned, and thickened muscular tissue builds over time after the treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) for male urinary incontinence in Toronto is becoming more common. This platelet-rich plasma solution is a powerful yet natural tool. It can restore healthy tissue, including strong muscles and improved blood flow. PRP injections are done during a quick in-office procedure that extracts concentrated blood platelets from the patient before placing it back into the focus area.
Because your platelets contain numerous growth factors, their concentration helps boost robust tissue strength, elasticity, new cell growth, and blood flow. The muscles you need to adequately stop and start urination or provide bladder control can be reinforced through simple injections. No surgical procedure or scarring is necessary.
Are you a good candidate for non-surgical incontinence treatment in Toronto?
The best way to learn the cause of your issue and to consider urinary incontinence treatments is to visit our welcoming clinic.
Sovereign Male offers dedicated, personalized care in a discreet, contemporary setting. Our experts will meet you one-on-one, free of charge. Your consultation involves a detailed discussion of concerns and your medical history. Then a physical exam and a description of the procedure details will help determine if this is the right option for you. We offer consultations, so there’s no obligation to you when you meet with us to learn more.
When you’re ready, your private session will be carried out in our beautiful treatment suites. Then you’ll be able to resume your day right away. There’s no downtime required after urinary incontinence treatment, though your doctor may advise avoiding sex or working up a sweat for 24 hours after.
Either PRP or laser treatment for male UI often show improvement after 1 session. Our physicians usually recommend a series spaced one month apart to see the maximum benefits. Maintenance can be done just once or twice per year. As the collagen slowly builds and strengthens tissue around your urethra, you may notice greater control and fewer instances of leakage over the weeks following treatment. It takes roughly 2 to 3 months to experience the full effects of urinary incontinence treatment.
Healthy tips for urinary function
Before and after your urinary incontinence treatments with us, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you feel your best. Certain foods or lifestyle issues known to be urinary irritants will be discussed when you meet with us. At Sovereign Male, we don’t want to just treat your problem. We want to help you feel empowered to love your life.
Diet-related – Some foods and drinks act as diuretics or bladder irritants, so we’ll help you identify them.
Obesity – High BMI (body mass index) is linked to a 60% to 100% increased risk of urinary incontinence. We can advise you about healthy ways to shed weight.
Medications – Numerous medications have systemic side effects. You may be taking something that is influencing your urinary system. We’ll discuss the possibilities with you.
Psychological – Certain mental health conditions have surprising effects on UI in men along with erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle strength, and other issues.
Fluid management – We’ll talk with you about timing your fluid intake to help maintain better control.
Bladder training – Bladder training involves strengthening bladder muscles with careful delays between trips to the bathroom. Pelvic floor muscle exercises can be done at the same time to tighten muscles around the urinary tract.
Get active – Exercise can improve your overall cardiovascular system, stamina, body fat, digestive issues, mood, and so much more.
Schedule a consultation
Our chic and expansive facility at 59 Hayden Street welcomes you to receive a personalized urinary incontinence plan free of charge.
Our dedicated and experienced team are male health experts, and we’re committed to ensuring uncompromising safety, comfort, and excellent patient care.
For the convenience of our out-of-town patients, we’re only blocks away from Toronto’s finest hotels. We invite you to experience a welcoming environment where together we can explore the best urinary incontinence treatment solutions to get you on track again. We look forward to meeting you.
Book a consultation
Sovereign Male’s modern, stylish facility at 59 Hayden Street offers comfort and discretion. What can we do for you? Book your no-obligation consultation, and we’ll see you soon.