People often have leaks while they sneeze, cough or laugh and some times they experience sudden drives to go toilet that they feel that they will not get there in time. This uncontrollable urination mechanism is “Incontinence”. This inability however, is curable. More then thirteen million Americans face this problem. Out of this huge amount of sufferers, almost ten to thirty percent is consistent over women. This problem is more associated with advancing age and it has been observed with elderly people seeking refuge with nursing homes. However, it is not as this problem is just related with advancing age as it can occur at any given instance of one’s age.
Although urinary incontinence is curable and treatable but estimations have shown that vast majority which experiences this disorder does not ever discuss it. Most women find it embarrassing as this problem is linked with advancing age. Absorbent pads are most of the time recommended by health care professionals while they treat a sufferer. If this problem is left untreated, it can cause rashes with skin, lack of self-confidence, distress and isolation. If you are, the one then be informed you do not have to suffer from this problem rather you are advised to speak up and get treated.
Incontinence is not a disease itself rather it is a condition or a symptom associated with the diseases such as strokes, diabetes and disease associated with nerves. This can also be a symptom for multiple sclerosis or weakness with the floor of pelvic muscles or muscles involved in over activity.
Urinary tract has two kidneys. These kidneys are linked with urinary bladder through ureters and urethra. This tract is involved in scanning water and excessive salts out of body. Kidneys are bean shaped organs involved in collecting wastes and water, which is passed on to the balloon like organ, urinary bladder through the tubes and it is stored in the urethra until it is stored.
Urinary sphincters are circular muscles, which are involved in working as the urethra valve. This prevents the loss of the urine. If you have disordered sphincter you are more prone to experience this disorder.
The urge for urine is felt at the time when urine if filled in the bladder. Sensory nerves in bladder are involved in provoking this need. Incontinence can be worsened due to some injury, aging or illness. Drugs and medications can lead to this disorder and can be relived through discontinuing that particular medication. Pregnancy can also be a reason for this disorder, temporarily.
Following are the types:
- Stress Incontinence is one of the most common forms of incontinence occurring in women. This incontinence imposes stress over the bladder.
- Urge incontinence drives the sufferer to urinate and can result in sudden leakage.
- Overflow Incontinence is a form of incontinence during which the bladder remains full and results in leakage.
- Functional Incontinence is a sort where problem is result of some physical disability.
- Mixed Incontinence is combination of several forms of incontinence.