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Urinary Incontinence Types

Stress incontinence : Laughing, coughing or sneezing may cause urinary incontinence (40-60% of diagnosed cases). When we laugh, cough, sneeze, or shout, the urethra is unable to retain the urine in the bladder. That is to say that the pressure exerted by the bladder exceeds the resistance of the urethra, when intra-abdominal pressure is increased and […]

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What causes urinary incontinence

Urine is produced in the kidney and passes through the nephron tubules to be stored in the bladder. The bladder is a sac made of special muscle fibres; its interior is covered by special cells and is known as “transitional epithelium”. When a person is ready to urinate, the muscles covering the walls of the […]

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Symptoms of urinary incontinence

– Urine leakage when sneezing, coughing, laughing or during exercise. – Urine leakage – incontinence – on the way to the toilet. – Frequent urination to the extent that it impedes working or leisure times. – Urgent urination or the feeling that “I’m not going to make it to the toilet, I’ll wet myself”. – […]

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Sexuality

Women who suffer from urinary incontinence often complain of sexual disfunction. Nearly 25-50% of women who consult their doctor regarding incontinence mention issues in their sex life, when replying to the right questions. The most frequent complaints regard reduced libido, inability to reach orgasm, and, lastly, painful intercourse. When asked how incontinence has affected their […]

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Incontinence just needs the right handling, as all things in life.

How to deal with urinary incontinence: To start with, it all depends on the severity and extent of the urinary incontinence issue. In very many cases, incontinence can be countered with mild exercises that train the muscles and restore their function. There are, however, more intensive treatments. In certain cases, your doctor may prescribe medication, […]

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Psychology and incontinence

Most psychological problems appear to apply to cases where incontinence is due to a hyperactive bladder and not so much in cases of to stress incontinence. Urodynamic studies have also shown that the severity of urinary incontinence is linked to psychological burdens. Elderly people who suffer from incontinence showed increased depression symptoms. Of course, it […]

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Prostate and incontinence

The prostate is a gland situated in front of the bladder. In men, the prostate is the main mechanism for urine retention. This is possible thanks to the internal sphincter at the neck of the bladder and the external left sphincter situated exactly past the apex of the prostate, in the pelvic floor. The prostate […]

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Who is affected by urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age (people after 65). Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. Causes of Urinary Incontinence: Genetic disorders, surgical operations, injuries to the pelvis and the spine, neurological causes, infections, aging. Incontinence in women can also occur after childbirth or during menopause. Childbirth […]

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Post-partum incontinence

Have you just become a mother? Congratulations! You and your baby are the focus of everyone’s attention. Your day is changing. Your body changed a long time ago. No matter how much this worries you, you should still look after your baby and yourself. In the time after the pregnancy, you may notice certain symptoms […]

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