Stress Incontinence

Stress Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is an extremely common condition, affecting as many women. The risk factors and causes of leakage in women are extremely varied.

There are several different types

  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Overflow Incontinence
  • Functional Incontinence
  • Mixed Urinary Incontinence

Stress Incontinence

With this type, urine leaks due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and tissues. It can happen when pressure on your bladder increases such as when you exercise, laugh, sneeze, or cough.

Other things that can lead to stress incontinence are being overweight or obese, taking certain medications or, in men, having prostate surgery.

What Causes weakened the pelvic floor muscles and tissues?

Pregnancy and childbirth can stretch and weaken a woman’s pelvic floor muscles.

Living With Stress Incontinence

With a little effort, you can overcome the challenges of a leaky bladder with few simple changes in your daily routine.

Experiment to see what you’re comfortable with that works best for you.

Kegel exercises can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles
Use pads or disposable underwear just in case.
Focus on Solutions such as
  • When you go out for long time, consider one of the many urinary incontinence products, such as panty liners or pads.
  • Know where the bathrooms are when you are out and about, and try go as often as possible.
  • Drink Less : Try to limit your daily liquids to around 7 glasses per day.
  • Avoid Your Triggers : Alcohol, caffeine, Spicy foods, high-acid foods such as citrus fruits and juices, and carbonated drinks can also bring about the need to pee.
If you need a little more help, your doctor may recommend prescription medication or a surgical procedure. They might suggest “sling surgery,” an operation designed to support the bladder or urethra and prevent leaks.

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