Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine through the urethra. The disorder is more frequent in females and can manifest itself both in the fifth or sixth decade of life and in younger women.
What are the types of urinary incontinence?
- Stress incontinence. Cause: weakening of the pelvic floor muscles.
- Urgent urinary incontinence. Cause: the bladder contracts when it shouldn’t.
- Mixed incontinence.
What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence?
- Inability to urinate. related, for example, to urine retention.
- Pain related to the fact that the bladder is full.
- Progressive weakening of the urinary stream.
- Increased frequency of urination.
- Need to get to the bathroom quickly.
- Leakage of urine.
- Frequent infections of the bladder.
What are the causes of urinary incontinence?
- Urinary or vaginal infections.
- Side effects of medications.
- Intestinal constipation.
- Weakness of some muscles.
- Obstruction of the urethra by enlarged prostate.
- Diseases that affect nerves or muscles.
- Some types of gynecological surgery and others.