How to treat urinary incontinence?Urinary incontinence is one of the most common complaints in women.
We distinguish between two basic types of the disease: the urgent ii stress incontinence. The first type relates mainly to women who have completed 60-65 years of age, when it comes to stress incontinence, it appears a little earlier in the perimenopausal period (45-60 years).
You can also simultaneously suffer from stress and urge incontinence. Technically it called then mixed urinary incontinence.
Exercise most common variety of disease (49%). Urine leaks out when a slight increase in pressure inside the abdomen (when sneeze, cough, laugh). Urinary incontinence that is associated with a feeling of urgency on the bladder plagued 22% of patients, and mixed urinary incontinence affects 29% of women.
Urinary incontinence can also affect very young women, but in general, the older a woman is, the risk of developing the disease is higher. In women aged 30-35 disorder occurs more or less in every six women, female 50-year-old - already one third of women have this problem and, in almost every other lady in a tight elderly meets incontinence.
The risk of the disease (over a lifetime) is as high as 35%. So the risks are greater than the risk of developing hypertension (25%), depression (20%), diabetes (8%). However, for this condition it is not mentioned, compared with hypertension or depression. Urinary incontinence is unattractive and embarrassing problem.
Women also do not want too much talk about their problems, and worse do not want to heal. The disease is carefully hidden from relatives and doctors.
The reason usually are two powerful myths:
Urinary incontinence is not a disease but physiology. This is due to labor and is simply the effect aging. So you can not do anything about it and women suffer in silence.
There is no effective treatment for this disease. So why talk about it to the doctor. It makes no sense to swallow pills, the treatment in the hospital is no longer at all is not an option - so again suffer in silence.
The test to determine the type of urinary incontinence
1) In the last three months we have seen at home leakage of urine (even slight) - if the answer is no, it can end in this test.
2) In the last three months leak occurred during:
- cough, sneeze, exercise,
- sense of urgency on the bladder,
- in a different situation (check all the points that you refer)
3) There was a leak urine most often the result of:
- both effort and pressure.
- in a different situation.
Can you prevent it?
How to deal with urinary incontinence?
Once the problem appeared, it must first brew that modern medicine getting better coping with this disease.