You may be asking yourself why am I peeing a lot lately? why am I unable to hold my pee in or why is my bladder so sensitive? These are natural questions that may come to mind sometimes when experiencing incontinence (which is surprisingly common).
Though it’s a subject which is rarely talked about, a lot of women experience this, It’s nothing to be ashamed of!
You can look at it as a sort of indicator from your body that something needs to change in your life or that you are going through change. Urinary incontinence is not an inevitable consequence of ageing so don’t worry about that, it usually due to a weak bladder sphincter (muscle) or weak pelvic muscles, can happen after childbirth, diabetes, strokes or any sort of abdominal procedure.
Many women encounter nowadays the occasional minor leakage of urine while others may experience a minor to moderate loss of urine more frequently during certain activities like sneezing, coughing, laughing, jumping and so on. We feel as if it is important to clarify and properly understand the difference between the different types of urinary incontinence, so we have listed here the various types for you:
Stress incontinence: urine leakages can occur when pressure is applied in your bladder by basic daily actions such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or while lifting heavy objects.
Urge incontinence: When you experience a rapid/swift and intense urge to urinate accompanied by an involuntary loss of urine. You’ll most likely feel the need to urinate more often if it’s throughout the day or night. This type of incontinence can be caused by minor conditions, such as various infections (UTI), some changes due to diabetes. Sometimes it can happen as a result of neurological disorders.
Functional incontinence: When a physical or a mental deterioration/disability keeps you from reaching the toilet in time. The person’s bladder is working normally but they are unable to reach the toilet due to a physical or cognitive condition.
Overflow incontinence: When you experience a frequent or consistent dribbling/leak of urine due to an inability to control urination. This incontinence occurs when you are unable to completely empty your bladder.
Due to a weak bladder muscle or blockage, the bladder becomes full even though the person may not feel the urge to urinate.
Mixed incontinence: when you experience more than one type of urinary incontinence.
No need to stress if you have a weak bladder and it seems as if you cannot stop or control your urine, it can most definitely happen to everyone. We must remind you that we are not an alternative for your doctor if you do seem to experience any sort of bladder stress or some of the symptoms we stated above, we strongly recommend you to contact your physician for proper treatment.
We would like to recommend you consider environmental friendly products for your condition instead of contributing to the current ecological footprint and use reusable menstrual products such as the reusable period underwear or reusable pads, they both help avoiding unpleasant odours and are good to go for a whole day out of your comfort zone