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Urinary Incontinence

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WHAT IS URINARY INCONTINENCE (UI)?

Urinary incontinence (UI) basically means the loss of bladder control. It can occur in people of all ages, gender, and for a variety of reasons. Urinary incontinence is not only a physical condition – it can take an emotional, social, and psychological toll as well.

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE (UI)?

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Stress Urinary Incontinence

This is perhaps the most common type of UI. It is caused by weak pelvic floor muscles that have stretched over time.  This can occur when you exert pressure on the bladder for example by sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy items or weight, or exercising.

Overactive Bladder or Urge Incontinence

Overactive Bladder is another common type of UI. As its name suggests, it is the urgent need to empty your bladder, sometimes before you have a chance to get to the bathroom. Your brain signals your bladder to empty itself out, even when it isn’t full. That’s what causes the constant “urge” to go. Unfortunately, urge incontinence can interfere with work and social life.

Functional Incontinence

This occurs when a mental or physical condition prevents you from getting to the toilet in time. For example, following a severe illness you can become unaware or unconcerned about the need to visit the toilet when it is time to urinate. Certain medications like the diuretics, can result to produce large amount of urine that can lead to functional incontinence.

Mixed Incontinence

Experiencing more than one type of urinary incontinence commonly a combination of the stress and urge incontinence.

Reflex Incontinence

Reflex or spastic bladder incontinence happens when the bladder fills with urine and an involuntary reflex causes it to contract to empty. This is commonly caused when the spinal cord is injured at the T12 level.

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR?

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Make an appointment if your urinary incontinence (UI):

  • Causes you to restrict your daily activities or social life
  • Occurs after recovering from childbirth
  • Is indicative of an underlying problem
  • Caused by or to related to an injury (falls, bumps, etc.)

SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION

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