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Urinary Incontinence Uncensored


Did you know that losing pee is common, but it's not normal??


So it is! It is not normal to lose a single drop of urine and there is no point in using pads to remedy the situation.


Many people live with this problem on a daily basis and never stopped to seek help, but know that physiotherapy can help you.


Treatment will depend on the type of incontinence you have. We need to do a complete initial assessment to understand your case and plan individualized treatment for you.


Know more about the subject:


Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine through the urethra. The condition also happens when there are small daily leaks, not just large, uncontrollable loss of urine.


Urinary incontinence affects approximately 5% of the world's population of all ages, more frequently affecting women and the elderly, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO).


Anyone can have urinary incontinence, but it's not the same for everyone. Know the main types of urinary incontinence:


Stress urinary incontinence: This type of urinary incontinence occurs when the person does not have pelvic muscle strength to retain urine. Therefore, leaks will be triggered by activities such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, lifting weights, jumping or doing something that puts pressure or stress on the bladder.


Urge urinary incontinence: it's such a strong urge to urinate that you don't have time to get to the bathroom. It can also occur when there is a small amount of urine in the bladder.

Mixed incontinence: experimental losses occur during an effort and also in the presence of urgency.


Overflow urinary incontinence: This type of incontinence occurs when the bladder is always full and leaks occur. It can also happen that the bladder does not empty completely, or that it leads to dribbling.


Causes


Urine elimination is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, but it can be compromised in the following situations:


• Compromise of the sphincter muscles or the pelvic floor;

• High impact exercises;

• Menopause;

• Third Age;

• Malignant and benign tumors;

• Diseases that compress the bladder;

• Obesity;

• Chronic cough of smokers;

• Obstructive pulmonary conditions that generate abdominal pressure;

• Overactive bladders that contract independently of the bearer's will;

• Urinary tract infection;

• Constipation;

• Emotional stress.


If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor and also schedule your physiotherapy session so that we can help you. Schedule a free call today to ask your questions and discuss your concern with one of our Women's health Physiotherapist.



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