Urinary Incontinence in Women

Bladder problems affect women of any ages. Also, they are believed to be more common among older women. For the entire population of women above sixty years of age, as much as 35% among them suffer from urinary incontinence and women are twice as likely to experience this condition compared to men. Moreover, one in every three women over 60 years is estimated to have problems related to bladder control.

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Problems with bladder control were found to be associated with an increased incidence of many other health problems such as diabetes and obesity. Difficulty with bladder control results in higher rates of depression and levels of limited activities.

Bladder control products particularly those addressed to incontinence are said to have exorbitant costs for both the individuals and the health care system and nursing homes. Incontinence-related injuries are the leading cause of those being admitted to nursing care facilities. Furthermore, more than half of those patients in these institutions are admitted due to incontinence.

Coital incontinence is a type of urine leakage that happens during the penetration or orgasm and can occur with a partner or during masturbation. Also, this case occurs to between 10% and 24% of women who are sexually active whilst having pelvic floor disorders.

Urinary Incontinence in Men

Men tend to suffer from incontinence less frequently than women because of the structure of their urinary tract. Nonetheless, both women and men can become incontinent due to neurological injuries, birth defects, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and physical problems linked with aging.

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Although urinary incontinence affects older men more often than younger men, the presence of incontinence can occur at any age. Luckily, incontinence is treatable and usually curable at all ages.

The male incontinence usually takes place because of problems with the muscles that function to help hold or release the urine. Urine is composed of water and other waste materials being excreted by the kidney. The body will store the urine in the urinary bladder which is an organ resembling the shape of a balloon. The bladder is connected to the urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body.

When voiding, the bladder wall muscles contract, forcing urine from the bladder to flow into the urethra. At the same time, sphincter muscles surrounding the urethra relax, allowing urine to exit the body. Incontinence occurs if the bladder muscles abruptly contract or muscles surrounding the urethra do a sudden relaxation.