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Bulkamid Decreases Stress-Related Urinary Leakage

Dr. William E. Nowak, of Women’s Health Pavilion, specializes in gynecologic disorders. His practice is devoted to minimally invasive-surgery procedures that have the benefit of shorter recovery time due to fewer and smaller incisions and less blood loss. He is accepting new patients and is now offering Bulkamid for stress incontinence.

Those experiencing a urinary accident if they sneeze, laugh, exercise, cough or walk may suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a common ailment. As we put pressure on the bladder, leakage occurs when the muscles and other tissues that support the urethra (pelvic floor muscles) and the muscles that control the release of urine (urinary sphincter) weaken. About a third of women under 60 and about  half of women over 65 find they sometimes leak urine. Childbirth, age, and obesity are common risk factors. Smoking, chronic coughing and high-impact activities over many years may worsen stress incontinence. Bulkamid is a simple procedure that is safe and effective in treating SUI. It is minimally invasive and a long-lasting treatment option for bladder leaks caused by stress incontinence.

Insurance is accepted. Location: 3990 M72 E., Williamsburg. For appointments and more information call 231-938-2366 or email [email protected].