Urinary Incontinence in Women

Pelvis | Urology | Urinary Incontinence in Women (Disease)


Urinary incontinence is a disorder of the urinary tract and is to eliminate involuntary, uncontrolled urine. Different frequency of the disease in the two sexes is due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and different structure of the female urinary tract. Although urinary incontinence is recorded more frequently with increasing age, this does not mean that the years is inevitably accompanied by its appearance.

Causes and Risk factors

Typically, urinary incontinence in women is due to muscle damage that contribute to retention and urine. Perineal muscles have an important role in supporting the bladder. If these muscles weaken, the bladder, urethra that has a tendency to descend. Therefore, the sphincter can not ensure sealing of the urethra and thus cause involuntary leakage of the contents of the bladder. The same happens if the urethral muscle tone decreases. By the mode of production and the circumstances in which it appears, urinary incontinence is several ways. Stress urinary incontinence is manifested by loss of relatively small amounts of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or other movements which increases the pressure in the bladder. It is the most common form of incontinence in women and is found in all cases, treatable. Usually, Stress incontinence is the result of physical changes that occur after repeated pregnancies and births, respectively menopause. Stress incontinence can be accentuated in the week before menstruation. Also, the tone decreases after menopause.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The urinary tract dysfunction can be treated at any age and would occur more often if it can be disposed of through the kidneys . The body with a quantity of water they are dissolved. Excreted fluid - urine - gather in the bladder. This continues the urethra, the tube through which urine is eliminated from the body. At the time the urine (in medical terms - micturition), off take of bladder muscles contract, while the muscles surrounding the early portion of the urethra (bladder sphincter muscle) relaxes, allowing urine to pass through the urethra to the outside. ...

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