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About Urinary Incontinence

Continence is a general problem. However, some of us may not be familiar with this problem. Anyone can have this problem. Even children can even have this kind of problem, either male or female. Incontinence is also known as patientís age. This is because itís common to older people. This condition, according to studies affects more women than men. For those who are familiar about it, have you ever wonder if youíre having this kind of problem? If yes, do you know how to treat it? In order for us to know if we have this kind of problem, we should know the definition of urinary incontinence and its symptoms and be familiarize ourselves about it.

First, what is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the unintentional or accidental passing of urine. There are lots of causes for this kind of problem. For men, the most common reason is if they undergo prostate surgery. For women, most common causes are pregnancy and vaginal delivery. This kind of problem can also be seen in diabetic patients. They are prone of having overflow incontinence.

There are several types and symptoms of incontinence that we have to know and it falls to the following category.

Types and symptoms of urinary incontinence:

1. Stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are too weak to prevent urination. This is usually associated with activity, lifting, coughing, running.

2. Urge incontinence is thought to occur as a result of incorrect signals being sent between the brain and the bladder. This is caused by a bladder contraction that occurs when the patient is not trying to empty their bladder.

3. Mixed incontinence Ė this is combination of urge and stress continence wherein the patient is having both symptoms.

4. Overflow incontinence Ė this cause when the patientís bladder doesnít empty in a proper manner and this cause to spill.

5. Environmental incontinence occurs when a person is unable to get to a toilet on time.

Urinary incontinence can be a very uncomfortable and you may probably shy of having this kind of problem. Sometimes, this can be the reason why you have to stop some of your activities or daily routines. Thereís a solution for every problem. The good thing is, any type of urinary incontinence is generally a very treatable problem, which means it can be easily treated but it should be with the proper treatment. Thatís why itís important to us to have a good evaluation before pursuing the treatment.

There are lots of treatments that can be done. These treatments have to be done with some medications, using some devices such as a pessary and sometimes biofeedback, and also a surgery. Pessary is a medical device similar to the outer ring of a diaphragm. According to research, therapeutic pessaries are used to support the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum. A pessary is most commonly used to treat prolapsed of the uterus while biofeedback is a non-medical method which involves measuring a subjectís specific and scientific bodily functions. However, the type of treatment that will be use to cure the problem will be according to the type of incontinence that you have.

Patients should not feel shy and embarrassed about their problem especially when their having their consultation with their physician. In order for you to have a successful treatment, you should be frank and honest to your physician in order for them to be able to give the proper treatment to your problem.





Jonathan Pitts

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