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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is uncontrollable and involuntary incontinence, and its medical name is urinary incontinence.

Although it can occur at any age, it is more common in older people.

Types

Stress incontinence:

It is the state of urinary incontinence in situations where the pressure in the bladder increases, such as laughing, sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects. It is due to nervous and muscular weakness.

Urge urinary incontinence:

Here the patient suddenly urinates and urinates uncontrollably. There is an uncontrolled contraction of the bladder.

Mix Type:

Both situations exist at the same time.

What are the causes ?

  • Hereditary causes
  • Constipation
  • Intensive treatment in the womb
  • Excessive alcoholism and alcoholism
  • To be overweight
  • Hormonal changes during menopause
  • Problem births
  • Vaginal infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hereditary problems
  • Age progression
  • Urine stones
  • Diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease that affect brain function
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Muscle relaxant, diuretic, sedative and so on. medications
  • Growth of the prostate

Urinary Incontinence In Women

Urinary incontinence can occur in women who have given birth too much, after menopause or after difficult deliveries.

Sometimes it can be seen even in women who have never given birth. The hereditary nature of urinary incontinence has also been demonstrated.

Above all; they lose their urine when lifting heavy loads, coughing, sneezing and laughing intensely. Sagging bladder can be observed due to difficult deliveries.

How is it diagnosed?

First, a detailed history is taken of the patient. The conditions that trigger the disease and the type and frequency of urinary incontinence are learned.

To the patient; blood glucose, urinalysis and urine culture, ultrasound and urodynamics may be requested. If another underlying cause is considered, investigations are done.

How is the treatment provided?

Treatment for urinary incontinence can be done both surgically and nonsurgically.

Surgical Treatments:

Surgical operations are performed especially in cases of stress.

Medications :

Oral urinary incontinence can be effective, particularly in urge urinary incontinence.

Put some order in your habits:

Certain factors can cause urinary incontinence (constipation, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, etc.).

Kegel exercises:

Simple exercises to strengthen the muscles between the bladder and the urinary tract. More detailed information on urinary incontinence can be found here.

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