Inability to control urination is ‘Incontinence’ and, it affects people of all ages and gender. We see four types of Incontinence.
Stress Incontinence: is caused during coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects or making other movements that put pressure, or stress, on the bladder. Weakness of the pelvic muscles, weakening of the wall between the bladder and vagina due to pregnancy and childbirth or from after effects of menstruation or after menopause are common causes.
Urge Incontinence: Sudden urge to urinate with inability to control the bladder, such as while sleeping, drinking water or listening to water running.
Overflow Incontinence: Incontinence that occurs when the bladder is constantly full, overflows and leaks urine. Occurs when the urinary tract is blocked due to causes such as kidney or urinary stones, tumors, enlarged prostate or weak bladder muscles due to nerve damage from diabetes or other diseases.
Functional Incontinence: Incontinence due to physical disabilities or external obstacles, or problems in thinking or communicating prevents a person from getting to a bathroom before they urinate.
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