What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary Incontinence is the inability to hold your urine causing leaking in your undergarments or clothing. More than 25 million people in the United States, male and female, young and old, suffer from incontinence. There are many causes for this medical condition, although common, it is never to be considered normal. There is a safe and successful cure with The Bladder Health Program.
Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. This is due to pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the shape of the female urinary tract which all contribute to this difference. However, both women and men can become incontinent from neurological injury, birth defects, strokes, multiple sclerosis, and physical problems associated with aging.
There are different kind of incontinences:
If coughing, laughing, sneezing, bending, or sudden movements that put pressure on your bladder causing you to leak urine, you may have stress incontinence. Physical changes from pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause are the leading causes of stress incontinence and is the most common form of incontinence in women, but is easily treatable under The Bladder Health Program.
Urge incontinence happens when your bladder empties during sleep, after drinking a small amount of water, or when you touch or hear water running. Or perhaps you have accidents for no apparent reason without warning. The most common cause of urge incontinence is inappropriate bladder spasms.
Many medical professional describe this condition as “overactive bladder” and will try to manage this condition with expensive drugs that have serious side effects such as dry mouth, blurry vision, or sever constipation. The Bladder Health Program treats this condition without medication and with much better results.
If your bladder is always full so that it frequently leaks urine, you have overflow incontinence. Weak bladder muscles or a blocked urethra (tube that allows urine to exit the body) can cause this type of incontinence. Also, nerve damage from diabetes or other diseases may have caused bladder muscles to weaken. Overflow incontinence is rare in women.
An overactive bladder is a condition that results from sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle in the wall of the bladder. Overactive bladder causes a sudden and unstoppable need to urinate (urinary urgency), even though the bladder may only contain a small amount of urine.
Overactive bladder is also referred to as urge incontinence and is a form of urinary incontinence (unintentional loss of urine) and in general, urinary incontinence is more common in women compared to men.
Overactive bladder is usually caused by spasms of the muscles of the bladder, resulting in an urge to urinate, and is primarily a problem of the nerves and muscles of the bladder. The Detrusor is the major muscle responsible for releasing urine during the normal process of urination; it’s contraction and relaxation is regulated by the nervous system. Approximately 300 cc of urine in the bladder signals the nervous system to activate muscles in the bladder to coordinate urination, however, sphincter muscles at the opening of the bladder is what gives you voluntary control of when you which to release urine (600 cc of urine can be contained in a normal adult bladder). Overactive bladder typically results from inappropriate contraction of the Detrusor muscle regardless of the amount of urine.
Common complications that can result from overactive bladder include:
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Skin Irritation
- Skin Infections
- Bladder Stones