Behavior therapy helps with incontinence best

Many women suffer from incontinence, particularly after the menopause. There are a number of treatment options, including medications, are available. A new study now shows that a behavioral therapy – alone or in combination with other measures – more effective drug therapy.

Researchers at the Brown University in the US found that it definitely makes sense to treat urinary incontinence: To cure or improvement of symptoms, behavioural therapy was even more effective than drugs (so-called Alpha-receptor agonists) or hormones. Also, the Neuromodulation achieved better results than if no treatment took place. Study author Professor Ethan M. Balk concludes: "Behavior therapy, alone or in combination with other methods is generally more effective than drug therapy alone in the treatment of Stress and urgency incontinence."

The researchers had the urge 84 clinical studies on the efficacy of 14 different methods of treatment of stress and mixed urinary incontinence in non-pregnant women in more detail under the magnifying glass taken. Most often, behavioral therapies, medication, and Neuromodulation have been used in the bladder function should be produced by a Stimulation of nerves with weak electronic impulses.