Urinary incontinence update: Urinary incontinence types, bladder training, treatment, natural tips

By: Bel Marra Health | Bladder | Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 06:30 AM

Urinary incontinence types: Stress, urge, overflow, functional, mixed, and transientUrinary incontinence is a condition characterized by leakage and loss of bladder control. A common condition, urinary incontinence exists in several different types.

Understanding which type you have can help you get the appropriate treatment to effectively prevent bladder leaks. Below you will uncover some of these treatment options, along with bladder training guidelines and other natural tips.

Urinary incontinence types: Stress, urge, overflow, functional, mixed, and transient

Urinary incontinence is a condition that impacts a lot of people and can be broken down into different types – for example, stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence. A better understanding of the various forms of incontinence can help those who suffer from it gain better control over symptoms.

Essentially, urinary incontinence happens when the muscles of the bladder controlling the flow of urine relax involuntarily. This leads to either leaking of urine or uncontrolled urinating. Urologists report that about one-quarter to one-third of Americans suffer from urinary incontinence. For some people, the condition can be mild and annoying, while for others it can be chronic and involve uncontrollable urination. Urinary incontinence is not classified as a disease. However, it can be a sign of some other medical condition. Continue reading…

Bladder training for urinary incontinence and urge incontinenceBladder training for urinary incontinence and urge incontinence

Bladder training may be a beneficial treatment for urinary incontinence and urge incontinence. Urinary incontinence is when urine leaks occur, and urge incontinence is a form of urine leakage resulting from a strong urge to urinate.

Bladder training is a type of behavioral therapy for retraining the bladder in order to prevent leaks. The goal of bladder training is to help patients control and hold in urine for longer periods of time to prevent emergency leaks and to get to a bathroom without an accident.

Bladder training is most successful for patients suffering from incontinence, including its many types like stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, and overflow incontinence. Continue reading…

Urinary incontinence treatment with exercise app may lead to fewer leakages and improved quality of lifeUrinary incontinence treatment with exercise app may lead to fewer leakages and improved quality of life

Urinary incontinence treatment with exercise app may lead to fewer leakages and improved quality of life. Researcher Eva Samuelsson said, “The results of our evaluation clearly show that the app Tät® was efficient as a first-line treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence. Self-managed exercises also seem to be an appreciated form of treatment, which is why we have made the app available free for everyone.”

The research project known as eContinence aims to develop eTreatments for urinary incontinence.

So far, the app has been tested on 123 participants from Sweden who used the app for three months. They were compared to the control group who did not use the app. Self-reported results showed that those who used the app experienced fewer bladder leakages and greater quality of life, and reduced their use of urinary pads. Continue reading…

Urinary incontinence in women treated effectively with pelvic floor muscle training: StudyUrinary incontinence in women treated effectively with pelvic floor muscle training: Study

Urinary incontinence in women can be treated effectively with pelvic floor muscle training. Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Carolyn M. Clancy said, “Urinary incontinence can affect women in a variety of ways, including physically, psychologically, and socially — and some of these impacts can be severe. This new report will help women and their clinicians work together to find the best treatment option based on each patient’s individual circumstances.”

Urinary incontinence affects nearly 25 percent of young women, up to 57 percent of middle-aged women, and 75 percent of older women. The annual cost in the U.S. to treat urinary incontinence in 2004 was $19.5 billion. Continue reading…

Incontinence products and natural tips to manage urinary incontinenceIncontinence products and natural tips to manage urinary incontinence

Millions of women suffer from urinary incontinence (UI), and while many people believe it is simply an age-related issue, it can, in fact, affect younger people, too. Noticing the symptoms early and identifying the cause can help women with urinary incontinence get back to enjoying life. (See: Common Incontinence Products).

Urinary incontinence in women can be both physically and emotionally draining. Essentially, it is the leaking of urine that can’t be controlled. As a result, many women are afraid to leave the house out of fear they will be too far away from a washroom. Some people suffer in silence because they are too embarrassed to talk about it. The truth is, this condition can be managed and treated, so if you think you are experiencing urinary incontinence you should speak to a medical professional. Continue reading…


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