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Types of urinary incontinence

Stress incontinence

It’s the kind of incontinence where the person see loss of urine from the urethra, when some cause (coughing, laughing, sneezing, jumping from a height, weight lifting etc.) increases the pressure on the bladder.

It is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women and is related to how strong the sphincter of the bladder and pelvic floor muscles while it should be emphasized that especially for women in the appearance of urinary contribute both medial laxity genitals and the low level of estrogen, especially after menopause.

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In this type, the person suddenly feels a strong desire to urinate, usually for no apparent reason. Not enough time to go to the toilet or to hold and finds that the “go” urine.

The fact is due to severe uncontrolled bladder contractions, which is called depending on the caus , or unstable or overactive generally overactive bladder.

The cause may be neurological (central or peripheral nervous system) cover the same smooth muscle of the bladder, be related to an inflammation or even be unknown (idiopathic bladder instability).

Urge and Stress incontinence

This coexistence of these two statements. This species appear more frequently in women.

Overflow incontinence

In this case, the bladder is permanetly filled with urine and continuously emptied little by little, on the slightest increase in the amount.

Frequently causes is the looseness of the bladder wall by metabolic (eg diabetes mellitus) or neurologic causes and chronic urethral obstruction (benign prostatic hyperplasia, tumor near the urethra, bladder lithiasis etc).

Disability incontinence

Aged people and people sitting in wheelchairs with orthopedic or chronic neurological problems (dementia, Parkinson, Alzheimer’s etc) fail to have easy access to the toilet whenever needed. The result of this situation is permanent leakage of urine. incontinence