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Urinary incontinence refers to any involuntary leakage of urine and can be further classifi...
Unlike other types of incontinence, overflow incontinence is more common in men than
women. The most common cause in men i...
 How often do you go to the bathroom?
 When you go to the bathroom, do you have trouble starting or stopping the flow of...
Typically, physicians will begin treatment with the least invasive options. These incontinence
treatment options include:
...
Medication is the first line of treatment for people who experience overflow incontinence, urge
urinary incontinence and u...
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Treatment for incontinence

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http://www.myleakybladder.ca : Overflow incontinence is the the inability to control urination. Overflow incontinence occurs when you are unable to completely empty your bladder; this leads to overflow, which leaks out unexpectedly.

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Treatment for incontinence

  1. 1. Presented By myleakybladder.ca Urinary incontinence refers to any involuntary leakage of urine and can be further classified into the following categories: stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, mixed urinary incontinence, continuous urinary incontinence, chronic urinary retention (overflow urinary incontinence), and functional urinary incontinence. Overflow incontinence is the the inability to control urination. Overflow incontinence occurs when you are unable to completely empty your bladder; this leads to overflow, which leaks out unexpectedly. You may or may not sense that your bladder is full. The leakage, which can cause embarrassment and discomfort, is not the only problem. Urine left in the bladder is a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to repeated urinary tract infections.
  2. 2. Unlike other types of incontinence, overflow incontinence is more common in men than women. The most common cause in men is anenlarged prostate, which impedes the flow of urine out of the bladder. Other possible causes of overflow incontinence include: Blockages of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body) from tumors, urinary stones, scar tissue, swelling from infection, or kinks caused by dropping of the bladder within the abdomen Weak bladder muscles, which are unable to squeeze the bladder empty Injury of nerves that affect the bladder If you have problems with incontinence, it's important to speak with your doctor. Determining the type you have and the best treatment for it will begin with describing the problem. Your doctor may ask questions such as:
  3. 3.  How often do you go to the bathroom?  When you go to the bathroom, do you have trouble starting or stopping the flow of urine?  Do you leak urine during certain activities?  Do you leak constantly?  Do you leak urine before you get to the bathroom?  Do you get frequent urinary tract infections?  Have you had a back injury?  Do you have a medical condition that could interfere with bladder function?  What medications are you taking? Options for the treatment of incontinence include lifestyle changes and/or therapy…or a combination of the two. Surgical procedures to treat urinary incontinence are usually reserved for patients where all other treatments have been exhausted and have proven to be ineffective or for those not desiring conservative therapy
  4. 4. Typically, physicians will begin treatment with the least invasive options. These incontinence treatment options include: Kegel exercises (a program of pelvic-muscle training designed to decrease urine leakage by increasing the strength of the pelvic floor muscles)  Hormone therapy  Weight loss  Behavioral modification  Medication  Urethral bulking with materials such as collagen
  5. 5. Medication is the first line of treatment for people who experience overflow incontinence, urge urinary incontinence and urinary frequency. Although there are is no direct evidence that lifestyle changes are effective, a number of specific health habits, including maintenance of a healthy body weight and increased fluid intake, and avoidance of certain factors, such as constipation, caffeine consumption, and smoking, may prevent the development of urinary incontinence. Contact Details: MyLeakyBladder 5959 Foxbridge Place, Mississauga, ON, L5M 6K5 Phone-(647)477-8020 Web: http://www.myleakybladder.ca/

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