Before we discuss whether Flotrol will handle all the causes of urinary incontinence in both men and women of all ages, we first need to take a look at what these causes are. It's very difficult to find a treatment without understanding what the root cause of the problem is as you won't know what exactly needs to be remedied. There are a few main causes of urinary incontinence.
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Side Effects From Antidepressants And Other Medications (alpha-blockers, narcotics, sedatives, antihistamines, calcium channel blockers, diuretics)
- Weak Bladder Muscles
- Bladder Infections
- Overactive Bladder
- Stool That Is Impacted
- Urethra Blocked (typically in males due to an enlarged prostate)
- Nerve Damage From Stroke Or Spinal Cord Injury
Understanding what is causing your bladder malfunction is the key to finding the right treatment. When it comes to dealing with the most common issues of weak bladder muscles and an overactive bladder, Flotrol is the treatment you want to be getting. This medicine works in two different ways. First, it strengthens the bladder muscles by providing them with estrogen. Second, it slows down the detrusor muscle which is responsible for the overactive bladder response from the body. As you can see, Flotrol can treat multiple issues associated with bladder problems. However, if you are suffering from bladder issues that spar with the other root causes mentioned above, you should speak to your doctor about a permanent treatment plan.