For Release: September 10, 2012
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.848.6206, email@example.com
If you experience urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, you know it's no laughing matter. Although men can have this problem, it’s twice as common in women. But it doesn't need to control your life. Incontinence can be treated, so don't let embarrassment keep you from seeking help. Lodi Community Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services is now offering a continence program to help get you back in control of your life.
Chronic incontinence is ongoing and falls into two categories: stress incontinence, which is the most common, and urge incontinence, though some people have both. Stress incontinence is a result of physical changes, such as pregnancy and childbirth, weight gain or menopause. It can cause urine to leak into the urethra when you laugh, cough, sneeze, exercise or perform other actions that cause pressure on your bladder. Urge incontinence is caused by damage to the urinary tract or to the nerves that control urination. It can make you feel an urgent need to urinate suddenly or often. This kind of incontinence is sometimes called overactive bladder.
In most cases, incontinence can be significantly improved or cured altogether. Patients should start with a conservative course of action, such as pelvic floor therapy or behavior modification to decrease symptoms. Other treatment options include medication and a variety of surgical solutions.
For more information please call 330-948-5529, or visit lodihospital.org.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.