Bladder control problems

published on: 10th august, 2021

Does your bladder control your life? Do you have a tendency to leak when you sneeze, laugh or cough? Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is prevalent.

Incontinence of the bladder is a symptom, not a disease. Everyday behaviors, underlying medical disorders, or physical problems might all contribute to it. For the vast majority of patients, lifestyle adjustments or medical treatment can alleviate or eliminate urine incontinence.

Causes of urinary incontinence:

Urinary incontinence can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Overflow: Due to a bladder that does not empty entirely, you endure frequent or continual dribbling of pee.
  • Prolapse: Your pelvic organs have sunk, putting strain on your bladder.
  • Stress unary incontinence: is defect as the compliant of involuntary loss of urine with effort, physical extension of cough.
  • Urge urinary incontinence: is the complaint of involuntary loss of urine associated with the feel of coughing. You suddenly have a strong urge to urinate, which is followed by an involuntary loss of urine. You may need to urinate frequently, including at night. Urge incontinence can be caused by a small ailment, such as an infection, or a more serious ailment, such as diabetes or a neurological problem.
  • Mixed urinary incontinence: encompasses symptoms of both urge and stress incontinence.
  • Overflow incontinence: secondary to anatomic of functional obstruction (for example, enlarge prostate, coughing irritability to empty the bladder properly)

Management of continuity:

The specialists work with you to create a specific treatment plan that will help you manage your incontinence. Your care plan may include the following treatment options, depending on your unique needs:

  • Bladder retraining
  • Fluid and dietary management
  • Botox injections
  • Constipation management
  • Strengthening pelvic muscles and reducing urgency with exercises and biofeedback
  • Surgical intervention
  • Prolapse surgery
  • Exercise
  • Dieting modification
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Weight loss
  • Vaginal support devices

Note: * The information on this website is not meant to be used to diagnose health conditions or to replace legitimate medical advice. All treatments mentioned are available for patients at Burjeel Hospital. Abu Dhabi at the concerned department.

Dr. Robert Zakhia El Doueihi

Specialist - Urology

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