Do you have constant problems while going to the bathroom? It may be urinary incontinence, it is the involuntary loss of urine and it occurs in both men and women.
How does it occur?
It may be in two ways, having the urge of urine but nothing coming out and urine leakage, this may occur when sneezing, laughing or while making physical efforts or exercising.
But, what are the causes?
In most cases, the incontinence is caused by the weakening of the muscles of the pelvic area, those that maintain closed the urethra.
Sometimes it may be related to some specific problems, such as:
- Obstruction in the urinary tract
- Neurological problems
- Dementia or other mental health problems
- Neuromuscular disorders
Urinary incontincence in women may happen when the brain does not send proper signals to the bladder or when the sphincters do not hold strong enough. Your bladder may contract too much or not enough because of problems with the muscles or nerves.
In some cases these are associated with neurological problems. But the most of the patients have its origins a prostate problem, it may be either cancer or prostatic hyperplasia. It is always highly advisable to make an appointment with an Urologist at the earliest symptoms.
Any treatment depends on the type of incontinence you have and how much it is affecting your life. Your treatment may or may not include medicine, simple exceercises or a combination of both. Very few men need surgery to solve this issue but it is in rare cases, however, when it comess to your health apporaching an specialist is the best choice.