19 October 2017

Most Common GYN Problem of Senior Women - Bladder Leakage

Urinary incontinence is also known as loss of bladder control or bladder leakage. UI is when urine leaks out before you can make it to the restroom. You are not alone if haveSeniors and Bladder Leakage UI as millions of women have this problem, especially as they become older and are post-menopausal.

Some women may lose a few drops of urine caused by stress such as when they cough or laugh. Others may feel a sudden urge to urinate and cannot control it. Urine loss can also occur during sexual activity and can cause great emotional distress for elderly women. UI is usually caused by problems with muscles and nerves that help to hold or pass urine. Women with prior childbirths can also be a cause as well.

Urine is stored in the bladder. It leaves the body through a tube that is connected to the bladder called the urethra. Muscles in the wall of the bladder contract to force urine out through the urethra. At the same time, sphincter (ss-FINK-ter) muscles around the urethra relax to let the urine pass out of the body. Incontinence happens if the bladder muscles suddenly contract or the sphincter muscles are not strong enough to hold back urine.

Bladder leakage is twice as common in women as in men. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are major reasons why most women contract UI. But both women and men can become incontinent from brain injury, birth defects, stroke, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and physical changes associated with aging.

Finding Help for Women with Bladder Leakage

Let Dr. Hinson help you with you Urinary incontinence or bladder leakage issues. With years of experience Dr. Hinson can answer any questions and can help you physically with all your gynecological needs. Call us for a same day appointment today at 801-634-4030.
 

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