Urinary Incontinence: what is it?

Causes of Incontinence, health disordersThe involuntary leakage of our body urine is called as urinary incontinence. One starts to wee when there is no intention to do it. When the voluntary control of the urinary sphincter becomes weak, its ability to hold urine in the bladder becomes negligible. Statistics profess that urinary incontinence is more common in women than that of men. The main symptom is that you release urine, even when you don’t want to.

Incontinence may occur in two ways, one being stress incontinence which takes place due to physical pressure. It might take place in women after giving birth or going through menopause. Urine starts flowing uncontrollably due to the immense pressure on the bladder. The amount of urine that flows depends on the fall of pressure and ability of the bladder to withstand. Secondly urge incontinence, also called reflex incontinence, is the second most common form of incontinence. It takes place when the bladder is either unstable or overactive. This is an involuntary loss of urine, without any apparent reason, suddenly feeling the need to urinate.

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