When your urinary sphincter is working properly, it allows urine to pass from the bladder into the urethra and out of your body. It is a small muscle that controls urine flow, and when the muscle contracts, it closes the opening of the bladder and stops urine from leaving your body. However, if this muscle is not working as it should, you may have urinary incontinence and not be able to control when you pee. It’s possible to have an artificial one implanted, but who is a candidate for an artificial urinary sphincter?
Regardless of the reason, having urinary incontinence is embarrassing and let’s face it, you feel like you have lost control of your body. It’s humiliating, but things don’t have to stay this way. Take advantage of all the positive treatments and lifestyle changes you can pursue. You can regain control. What is bladder training for urinary incontinence? Let’s start here.
Leaking urine when you laugh is not funny. It is both embarrassing and worrisome. It can lead to isolation for fear of urinating in public. Known as stress incontinence, it is the most common type of incontinence, and it usually affects women more than men. I pee when I laugh: is this normal? Let’s find out.
While women are more likely than men to experience urinary incontinence, the condition can be especially troublesome for men. Men seek care from incontinence after living with the problem for about 4.2 years on average. You don’t have to wait years to get some help. Take control by reading this men’s guide to urinary incontinence.
The first time it happened you were sure it was just a fluke. When it happened again with a sudden sneeze, you began to worry a bit. Then leakage became more of a regular problem. Now you are wondering, how is urinary incontinence diagnosed and treated?
Do you pee a little when you cough or sneeze? Do you find yourself running to the bathroom because you suddenly have to go? You could be male or female, but the cause is the same: urinary incontinence. Here are the main signs you have trouble with bladder control and then what to do.
Seventy-five percent of men experience urinary incontinence immediately after having prostate surgery. There are specific reasons why this occurs, how long it will last, and ways to ameliorate the problem. What follows is a helpful guide to urinary control after prostate cancer surgery.
The first time you cough or sneeze and a little urine leaks out, you probably think it’s a freak accident. If it continues to occur and begins to get worse, suddenly you pay more attention and want answers to what causes urinary incontinence and how is it treated. Here are some of those answers.
Life does not have to revolve around finding a bathroom due to your overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms, nor do you need to give up when meds don’t work. There are options. What’s next when oral medications are no longer working for your overactive bladder?
If this has ever happened to you, you know how embarrassing (and a little scary) a bladder leak can be, especially the first time. Then it begins to occur more frequently. Is it normal as I grow older, and why does my bladder leak when I cough?