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Health News Article

Published: July 22, 2014

Article Title: Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says

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At Virginia Urology, we are always following the newest research in the urology field. Through this health news article, urinary incontinence is being studied to find if there are new ways to strengthen weak urethra muscles.

Stress incontinence typically occurs when the pelvic floor muscles that support the urethra and bladder become weak. As a result, urine flow cannot be prevented when there is pressure placed on the abdomen.

Through this study, researchers in Finland and the Netherland evaluated women suffering from stress incontinence. These women tested new stem cell treatments for stress incontinence. After one year, 3 out of 5 patients produced no urine leakage during a cough test. While the research from this study is still in the infant stages, it illustrates that there may be new ways to address incontinence with the help of stem cells. Having insight into the latest research and technology allows our physicians at Virginia Urology to stay at the cutting-edge of information that matters most to our patients.

To learn more about women’s health and urology at Virginia Urology, please contact our team of experts. We will answer all of your questions about our procedures and treatments related to urinary incontinence, and any of our other services. With Virginia Urology, you know that you are working with physicians who truly care about your comfort and health. Learn more about Virginia Urology today!