Contino® new technology to deal with Male incontinence

Dr. Dean Elterman MD, MSc, FRCSC Urologist discusses Contino®, a new technology to deal with Male incontinence

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Dr. Dean Elterman MD, MSc, FRCSC Urologist discusses Contino®, a new technology to deal with Male incontinence
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Contino® new technology to deal with Male incontinence Dr. Dean Elterman MD, MSc, FRCSC Urologist

Urinary incontinence is a debilitating and distressing condition for many men. This involuntary loss of urine affects anywhere from one in four to one in five men, and that equates to over 400 million people around the world.

Following prostate cancer surgery, the majority of men will experience some form of urinary leakage. The good news is that the majority of men will regain their continence after a year, but unfortunately around one in five men will continue to leak urine even after a year. For these men they will continue to suffer from leakage which will require the use of a pad or some other form of protective garment.

The Contino® is a self administered medical device for the treatment of urinary leakage or incontinence. Men are able to self administer the device, they can insert it into the urethra and leave it there comfortably over the course of the day. And they need to urinate they can remove the device themselves, after which they can rinse it under lukewarm water and reinsert it into the urethra easily or store it for later use.

While there are many treatment options available for male urinary incontinence, such as behavioral strategies or reduction of bladder irritants, treating constipation, many men resort to diapers which is very undignified and it makes men feel much older. There are surgical options as well but now we have a new novel device that is safe and effective for men that Contino® and it is something that a man wears every single day and it will actually help to stop those bladder leaks. It gets men back to living their life again.

I would encourage men who might be looking at the possibility of having freedom from pads for leaking. To look carefully at using Contino® and making up their mind they're going to make it work because it does work.

To learn how men are getting back to life with Contino®, visit mycontino.com

Presenter: Dr. Dean Elterman, Urologist, Toronto, ON

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Urinary incontinence (UI) is any uncontrolled leakage of urine.

Explanation:

UI is a common and distressing problem effecting over 3.5 million Canadian adults and can have a large impact on quality of life of the individual, their care giver, family, and others. More than an inconvenience, UI is a chronic and complex medical condition that is usually the result of some other underlying medical condition, which should be identified and treated.

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UI is most often the result of aging.

Explanation:

Although the prevalence increases with age, UI is usually the result of an underlying medical condition. There are three primary types of UI: Stress UI, sometimes referred to as “low pressure” incontinence, Urge UI, sometimes referred to as “high pressure” incontinence and Mixed UI which is a combination of Stress and Urge UI.

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Stress UI also known as “passive” or “low pressure” UI is common and the typical causes are related to prostate related treatments.

Explanation:

Stress UI is typically caused when the prostate is removed (i.e. a radical prostatectomy), Prostate Cancer is treated with radiation, or following a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) procedure for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). With Stress UI, leaks most often happen when you cough, lift or strain. These actions cause increased pressure on the bladder which results in involuntary leakage.

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Urge UI also known as “active” or “high pressure” incontinence is the result of overactive bladder muscles.

Explanation:

Urge UI occurs when overactive bladder muscles squeeze so hard the bladder sphincter can’t hold back resulting in large leaks which happen rapidly. Sometimes you can’t reach the toilet quickly enough which is why it is referred to as “high pressure” incontinence.

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There are effective treatments to manage UI symptoms.

Explanation:

Yes there are effective treatments to manage UI symptoms. Because UI is a chronic and complex medical condition that is usually the result of some other underlying medical condition, it is important that you consult with a Doctor to identify the cause before selecting a treatment.

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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