Urinary incontinence: causes and treatment

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which a person cannot control urination. It can be caused by various causes and requires an individual approach to treatment.

Causes of urinary incontinence

  • Stress urinary incontinence: occurs when intra-abdominal pressure increases, for example, when coughing, sneezing or physical exertion.
  • Urgent urinary incontinence: characterized by sudden urge to urinate, which cannot be contained.
  • Mixed urinary incontinence: combines the signs of stress and urgent urinary incontinence.
  • Urinary incontinence after surgery or childbirth: may be due to damage to the pelvic floor muscles or nerves that control urination.
  • Other reasons: urinary tract infections, prostate diseases in men, neurological diseases, etc.

Treatment of urinary incontinence

Treatment of urinary incontinence depends on its cause and severity. It may include the following methods:

  • Lifestyle changes: reduction of caffeine and alcohol consumption, weight control, regular exercise.
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: Kegel exercises that help strengthen the muscles that control urination.
  • Drug therapy: medications that can reduce the frequency of urination or increase the capacity of the bladder.
  • Surgical treatment: operations aimed at repairing damaged muscles or nerves.
  • Using special devices: for example, pads or diapers for adults.

If you experience urinary incontinence, contact your doctor for professional advice and treatment. Do not self-medicate, as this can lead to a deterioration of the condition.

** It is important to remember that urinary incontinence is not a sentence. There are many treatments that can help you deal with this problem.**

The information provided in the article is for informational purposes only and does not replace professional medical advice.