Urinary incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine. It affects both males and females.
It can be an embarrassing subject matter... one that you would much rather skip when visiting your doctor.
When you think about it, though, what would you prefer: face a mere embarrassment or live with this uncomfortable leaky problem for the rest of your life?
Even though incontinence is far more common in women, men face the same condition and are even less likely to talk about it. Urinary incontinence happens more frequently in older males than younger, but that doesn't mean this is a "normal" part of getting older.
As men approach their 50s and 60s, their prostates enlarge. This can cause a number of recognizable issues such as leakage, dribbling or feeling like you constantly have to go to the bathroom.
What are some ways to help treat incontinence?
Angelica, an herb that is used to naturally treat heartburn, intestinal gas and to help increase the production of urine, can help with incontinence issues.
What are some other medications that help with incontinence?
Jacob Tietlbaum, MD, joins Dr. Holly to discuss why incontinence happens in men, as well as ways to prevent and treat incontinence.