One of the main contributors to the different types of urinary incontinence is issues with the urinary bladder and issues with the pelvic floor muscles. Types of issues with the bladder are
Though it is highly unlikely anyone has a small bladder, it is possible to have a functionally small bladder. This means for any number of reasons, the can’t hold a lot of urine. As a result there is a constant need to use the toilet.
An overactive bladder causes an uncontrollable and unstoppable urge to use the toilet frequently. This may happen though the bladder may only contain a small amount of urine. The condition affects more women than men and the condition tends to worsen with age.
A bladder infection is a common condition with many women experiencing it. A woman’s shorter urethra allows the bacteria to reach the bladder quickly. Bladder infection is also one of the reasons that causes urinary incontinence.
Bladder cancer affects both men and women and it develops when cells within the bladder grow abnormally which causes them to multiply and divide uncontrollably. As the bladder is directly affected by the disease, the bladder’s functionality is reduced and this can lead to incontinence.
Weakened Pelvic Floor Muscles
A woman’s pelvic floor muscles support her bladder, the uterus and the bowel. As a woman ages or a pregnancy and child birth can weaken these muscles causing incontinence.
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