Measure Your Risk for Bladder Incontinence
As you age, you may find that you are using the bathroom more frequently. You may have to get up in the middle of the night to use the toilet or leak when you cough or sneeze. Urinary incontinence or UI may be the problem. If you are experiencing UI that keeps you from daily activities and makes it hard to sleep at night, the CHRISTUS Health bladder assessment can help you decide your next steps to a healthy bladder.
The review is an important tool. You’ll respond to questions about your weight, age, how often you urinate, smoking history and sleep patterns. Then, you’ll receive a detailed report based on your answers.
How Can I Use This Report to Improve My Health?
After you take the bladder assessment, you immediately receive a report. The report highlights risk factors and explains the difference between stress incontinence and an overactive bladder. It provides suggestions for ways to manage UI. You can also look up the signs and symptoms of UI on the CHRISTUS Health website.
Take the First Step
More women than men have UI. One out of three women over 45 experience it. Childbirth and menopause can be factors. UI can range from a few drops of leaked urine to uncontrolled leakage. Sometimes simple exercises are all you need. There are medicines that can help with control. Finally, surgery is an option when exercise and medicine don’t work. CHRISTUS Health urologists can recommend diagnostic tests to look for signs of infection and to test the strength of your bladder. The assessment is the first step to improving UI.
What Happens if My Report States I Am at Risk?
A CHRISTUS Health nurse will contact you if the report shows you are at risk. You can also share the report with your doctor or contact a member of our urology team. There’s help for UI. Take the assessment.