Pharmacist Abraham, discusses Urinary Incontinence. Pelvic Floor Exercises. Urine Incontinence Treatment. Stop Bladder Leakage and Lots More.
In this weeks video we’re looking at Pelvic Floor Exercises Urinary Incontinence Treatment. This video consists of the current information on you can try to stop Bladder Leakage with Pelvic Floor Exercises Urinary Incontinence Treatment.
00:00 About Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Leakage Video
00:19 Caffeine, Alcohol, Liquid and Bladder Leakage
02:06 Foods That Make Urinary Incontinence Worse
02:53 Pressure On Bladder and Bladder Leakage
03:36 Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
06:33 When To Seek Medical Attention
WHAT IS BLADDER LEAKAGE OR URINARY INCONTINENCE AND WHAT CAUSES IT?
Normally, urine is stored in the bladder until the bladder is full. At that point, a signal is sent for the bladder to be emptied. In bladder leakage, this mechanism does not work properly and therefore urine is passed involuntarily. It is extremely common!
There are different types of bladder leakage and we’ll go through them now. In stress incontinence, urine manages to leak out as the bladder is under pressure for example when you cough or sneeze. The urine leaks out because the pelvic floor muscles or the urethral sphincter (the ring of muscle that keeps the urethra closed) does not operate as it should.
It is commonly caused by: childbirth, any increased pressure on the stomach (so being pregnant, or being obese), damage to the bladder or surrounding areas, neurological conditions that affect the brain or spinal cord, connective tissue disorders, and even certain medicines.
Moving onto urge incontinence, this is when there is an immediate need to urinate that comes on suddenly. It’s usually caused by problems with the bladder wall muscles. They relax, which allows the bladder to fill with urine, and then they contract to let the urine out. If these muscles contract too often, that creates an urgency to go to the toilet.
It is thought to be related to drinking too much caffeine or alcohol, or even not drinking enough water (because if the urine is concentrated, that can irritate the bladder muscles.) It’s also caused by constipation, any conditions affecting the bladder or urethra, so urinary tract infections, or bladder tumours, and like we saw with stress incontinence, neurological conditions and certain medicines.
Overflow incontinence is when you cannot fully empty the bladder so pressure builds up causing frequent leaking. It can be caused by bladder stones, constipation, nerve damage and again certain medicines.
Lastly, we have total incontinence which is when the bladder has no ability to store urine - so you pass large amounts all the time, or you pass urine once in a while and leak in between going to the loo as well.
This can be caused by problems with the bladder from birth, spinal cord injury, or can be caused by a bladder fistula which is a small hole formed between the bladder and a nearby area such as the vagina. To complicate matters, you can have a combination of stress and urge urinary incontinence.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR BLADDER LEAKAGE AND PRODUCTS:
For more information please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-incontinence/
SEEKING MEDICAL ADVICE:
Seeking medical advice will be key as you will gain a better insight into the type of incontinence you may have which is beneficial to know as the way that they are managed may differ. I think it’s also important to point out urinary urgency is a ‘less common’ symptom of bladder cancer so a doctor would be best placed to rule this out as early as possible. For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-incontinence/
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