Urinary Incontinence – What You Need to Know

It is defined by a loss of urinary bladder control, which is a common issue. Although it is more common in older adults, it can prevail in any age group with an underlying condition. It can hamper daily life activities, which can be a huge problem. Therefore, it becomes urgent to treat the condition at its earliest. 40 to 80% of people complain of notable symptoms.

The Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

Urine incontinence can occur if you exert pressure on the bladder through coughing, exercising, sneezing, or lifting a heavyweight. You might have to urinate frequently, and the condition can reach incontinence because of an infection or a neurological condition. Incomplete emptying of the bladder can cause continuous dribbling of urine. What’s more, a physical dysfunction like severe arthritis, for example, can cause urinary incontinence. Urge and stress incontinence can also occur in some individuals.

The Causes of Urinary Incontinence

Caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages, chocolate, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods, sugar, acidic foods, and citrus fruits can cause urinary incontinence in individuals. Also, blood pressure medicines, heart medications, muscle relaxants, and sedatives can aggravate the condition. Vitamin C toxicity with supplements is another risk factor for urinary incontinence. Infections will be irritating your urinary bladder, which can result in an urgency to urinate and incontinence as well. Constipation is also an important factor in causing the condition.

The Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence

Medications such as anticholinergics act as calming agents for an overactive urinary bladder and therefore help in this condition. Trospium chloride, oxybutynin, and darifenacin are some examples. Mirabegron is also used to treat the condition by helping to relax the muscles, increasing the total amount of urine that the urinary bladder can hold. It also helps to increase the urinary output at one time that helps in bladder emptying. Alpha-blockers help to relax the bladder neck muscle fibers and the prostate fibers, making bladder emptying easier. Doxazosin and Alfuzosin are some examples of it.

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