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Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) in Women: From Evidence to Clinical Practice


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1 Department of Amraze Niswan wa Qabalat (Gynecology and Obstetrics), National Institute of Unani Medicine, PG Institute of Research, Bengaluru – 560091, Karnataka, India
2 Kegalle Ayurvedic Hospital, Sri Lanka
3 Department of Pharmacy, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru – 560091, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Amraze Niswan wa Qabalat (Gynecology and Obstetrics), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru – 560091, Karnataka
 

Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) in women is an important disease that is under-treated and under-reported with high prevalence of 33% of all cases of incontinence. It significantly impairs women’s quality of life. MUI usually represent with more severe symptoms and are more likely to present for the treatment as per the recent studies. The management not only includes the conventional but also the complementary and alternative medicine treatment incorporating details from evidence to clinical practice. Combinations of behavioral modification, pelvic floor physiotherapy, biofeedback, pharmacotherapy, anti-incontinence devices, and complementary therapies is useful to treat mixed symptoms. Some researches recommended the use of Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) and antimuscarinic drugs to treat MUI. Some studies showed that acupuncture is beneficial for MUI. The treatment with herbal medicine such as mace, Boswellia serrata and Cyperius were also effective in treating MUI symptoms.

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Antimuscarinic Drugs, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Mixed Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, "Quality of life"
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Authors

Arshiya Sultana
Department of Amraze Niswan wa Qabalat (Gynecology and Obstetrics), National Institute of Unani Medicine, PG Institute of Research, Bengaluru – 560091, Karnataka, India
A. G. F. Najeeya
Kegalle Ayurvedic Hospital, Sri Lanka
Khaleequr Rahman
Department of Pharmacy, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru – 560091, Karnataka, India
Rushda Saeedi
Department of Amraze Niswan wa Qabalat (Gynecology and Obstetrics), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru – 560091, Karnataka
Marhaba Khanam
Department of Amraze Niswan wa Qabalat (Gynecology and Obstetrics), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru – 560091, Karnataka

Abstract


Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI) in women is an important disease that is under-treated and under-reported with high prevalence of 33% of all cases of incontinence. It significantly impairs women’s quality of life. MUI usually represent with more severe symptoms and are more likely to present for the treatment as per the recent studies. The management not only includes the conventional but also the complementary and alternative medicine treatment incorporating details from evidence to clinical practice. Combinations of behavioral modification, pelvic floor physiotherapy, biofeedback, pharmacotherapy, anti-incontinence devices, and complementary therapies is useful to treat mixed symptoms. Some researches recommended the use of Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) and antimuscarinic drugs to treat MUI. Some studies showed that acupuncture is beneficial for MUI. The treatment with herbal medicine such as mace, Boswellia serrata and Cyperius were also effective in treating MUI symptoms.

Keywords


Antimuscarinic Drugs, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Mixed Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, "Quality of life"

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/jhsr%2F2020%2F25044