Dr. Cornella, a physician at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, discusses how a woman may benefit financially from treating her urinary incontinence symptoms.
Urinary incontinence results in a significant cost in the United States. This relates primarily to patients who may go into nursing homes, but it also relates to care products and pads and other issues. So it’s been estimated the cost may range from $20 to $26 billion a year for both men and women who have urinary incontinence.
So due to the prevalence of the issue of urinary incontinence and the expense, it’s beneficial for patients to seek help. Some estimates have suggested that it may cost up to $700.00 a year for an individual patient to pay for products, pads, other things related to their urinary incontinence. So if you can improve your urinary leakage and reduce it, you are going to reduce pad requirements, you are going to improve the quality of your life.
So it’s really important to seek help, see if you can change this process because it’s not going to get better. It tends to get worse with time and thus, if you can address it, you may find that your morbidity decreases in your life and you are able to do more of the things you’d like to do.