Though not that serious innature, urinary incontinence can prove to be quite an awkward problem. Justlike any condition, it is followed by a number of complications, which in thiscase, are not that health threatening. Among the most evidentcomplications and manifestations we find the problems with skin,since those who suffer from this bladder related problem, have a possibility ofdeveloping sores, a rash or some sort of skin infection, due to the fact thattheir skin is overexposed to fluids and thus constantly wet. Sufferingfrom incontinence further increases a chance of developing urinary tractinfections. Prolapsed is another complication, most common in women, whichoccurs when one part of the vagina or bladder slips out of the correct positionand in a way blocks the entrance to the vagina. What makes the problem evenmore difficult is that pelvic floor muscles have some say in the entire matter.The most common way of dealing with this issue is the surgery. Urinaryincontinence can also take its toll on your every day activities, including thework. Because of the need to visit the toilette rather too often, it may makeyou feel uncomfortable when among other people and thus affect your sociallife. As far as work is concerned, the constant need to empty your bladder canhave negative outcome on your concentration, productivity and desire to take upany kind of task.
This condition occurs when;otherwise regular passing of urine is somehow interrupted. Reasons for this canbe multiple, and are in many cases in direct relation with the different typesof urinary incontinence. One of such types is stress incontinence. Itoccurs when the pelvic floor muscles experience weakness of some sort, and areno longer able to keep your urethra properly shut. Because of this, making anysudden moves such as coughing or laughing can cause the urine leakage. Causesof pelvic floor muscle weakening can be different and caused by variousfactors, for e.g. pregnancy and childbirth (strain and overstretch muscles),menopause (lack of estrogen weakens muscles), removal of the womb (which cansometimes damage the muscles), age, obesity.
Another type is urgeincontinence, which occurs when your bladder contracts too early, even beforeit becomes full, and even before you have an opportunity to visit the toilet intime. Among the most common and identified causes are urine infections such asinflammation of the bladder lining, conditions affecting the nervous system(e.g. Parkinson’s disease, stroke), and enlarged prostate gland in men, whichirritates urinary opening and lower bladder. The other commonly encounteredtypes are overflow incontinence and total incontinence. The former is caused bya blockage or some sort of bladder impediment – bladder fills up as usual butdue to an obstacle you are unable to empty it completely. The latter occurswhen your bladder reaches its full capacity and is unable of storing any urine,resulting in either the passing of significant quantities of urine continuouslyor periodically accompanied by frequent leakage.