Dr. Eilber introduces herself and explains urinary incontinence and its factors.
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My name is KarynEilber. I am a urologist that specializes in female urology. My practice is focused mainly on women and their pelvic floor disorders including incontinence, vaginal prolapse. I am affiliated with Saint John’s Hospital and do most of the surgeries there and some of them can also be done in the office itself. We focus mostly on the West Side, so including Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. I do have patients that travel out of state. What is urinary incontinence and what are the risk factors? What is Urinary incontinence and what are the risk factors? Let’s start with the basics. Incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine.And although a lot of women believe that that is a normal part of aging, although it is common, it’s not necessarily normal per se. Risk factors for incontinence include childbirth, any prior surgeries, hysterectomy being one of the more common procedures performed, age, menopausal status, and obesity.