Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Urinary Incontinence – Causes, Risk factors and Types

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is an uncontrollable leakage of urine causing a social or hygienic problem. It is also known as overactive bladder. It can be caused by everyday habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems.

Causes of Temporary Urinary Incontinence

– Alcohol
– Over-hydration
– Dehydration
– Caffeine
– Bladder Irritation
– Medications
Easily treatable medical conditions also may be responsible for urinary incontinence.
– Urinary tract infection.
– Constipation

Causes of persistent urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can also be a persistent condition caused by underlying physical problems or changes, including:
– Pregnancy and childbirth
– Changes with ageing
– Hysterectomy
– Painful bladder syndrome
– Prostatitis
– Enlarged prostate
– Prostate Cancer
– Bladder cancer or bladder stones
– Neurological disorders
– Obstruction

Types of Urinary incontinence in men & women

– Stress incontinence: It does not mean emotional stress. It is the leakage of urine during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, walking, lifting heavy objects such as lifting a bag of groceries, rising from a sitting to a standing position, or other body movements that put pressure on the bladder.
– Overflow Incontinence: It results when the bladder is allowed to become so full that it overflows. Urine stream is weak with a frequent or constant dribble.
– Urge Incontinence: In this type of incontinence, an overactive bladder contracts without you wanting it to do so. You may feel as if you can’t wait to reach a toilet. It is found in people suffering from diseases such as diabetes, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
– Total Incontinence: It occurs when there is a complete loss of bladder control, usually occurring after some form of surgery to the lower urinary tract.
– Functional incontinence: It occurs when a disability stops from reaching the toilet in time for urination even though the urinary tract functions normally.

Risk Factors of Urine Incontinence

– Women are more likely to develop stress incontinence easily than men.
– As you get older, the muscles in your bladder and urethra lose some of their strength.
– The pressure on the bladder is increased if you are overweight.
– A chronic cough associated with smoking can cause episodes of incontinence or aggravate incontinence that has other causes.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>