Causes and treatment of urinary incontinence

Incontinence is a condition characterized by involuntary discharge of urine from the channel urination. As a rule, incontinence is stress or urgent nature.

Urinary stress and urge

With stress incontinence, urine is released from the urethra involuntarily, as a result of increase in the intrauterine pressure during coughing, sneezing, exercise, etc. Leakage can be limited to a few drops, but sometimes strong. When orientem incontinence leak urine caused by frequent urination. If stress incontinence is most commonly diagnosed in women, it is urgent for males.

Stress incontinence occurs when the breach of the resistance of the urethra pressure of urine coming from the bladder. There is a change of location relative to the bladder urethra. To such consequences can lead to pathological childbirth, hormonal imbalances, heavy physical work, operations on the pelvic organs.

Urge incontinence, which is characterized by uncontrolled contractions of the bladder usually occurs due to neurogenic causes (injuries and diseases of the brain and spinal cord), infections of the lower urinary tract, difficulty of outflow of urine in men, caused by an adenoma, prostate cancer, tumors or disease of the bladder.

Diagnostics

Examination of patients with complaints of incontinence is done by conducting a thorough examination, the passing of special tests, additional studies (cystoscopy etc). If there is any suspicion of urge incontinence, the patient urine cultures for infection, and, if necessary, an ultrasound of the urinary tract.

Treatment

If you have stress incontinence treatment is administered in the form of special exercises for the muscles of the base of the abdomen (pelvic floor). Such measures are in most cases significantly improve the situation.

When incontinence is widely used introduction of biological substances by use of endoscopic techniques (polyacrylamide gel, Teflon and others) about Urartu or submucosal layer. This provides additional compression, which also contributes to the normalization condition of the patient. If conservative methods do not bring the desired effect, then the problem can be solved in a natural way.

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