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Urinary incontinence: a health problem hidden by modesty

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According to magazine content Medicine and science, Urinary incontinence, the best known of urination disorders, affects more than 22% of the population between 40 and 75 years old. Being the most affected female population. Indeed, half of women over 60 suffer from it, as well, young women who play high impact sports can get it.

But above all, involuntary loss of urine is a disorder with profound psychological and social repercussions in daily life, situations far more serious than the medical problem itself.

Shame, loss of self-esteem, depression, isolation, even difficulty having normal sex are some of the tolls paid by people affected by urinary incontinence.

  • Urinating too often, which is usually eight or more times a day.
  • An uncontrollable, sudden feeling of going to the bathroom.
  • Sudden loss of urine, known as urge incontinence.

The gate Visiting the website presents them as follows:

  • Increased mobility urethra. In this case, the affected individual presents a certain weakness of the anatomical elements responsible for maintaining the urethra in its correct location, presenting a mobility -generally a descent- of the urethra towards lower levels, for example in the face of an effort. This mechanism will be responsible in case of stress incontinence.
  • Urethral sphincter damage. What happens with an incomplete or defective closure is a loss of urine because the element that voluntarily prevents its exit does not work correctly.
  • neurological injuries. In specific circumstances of certain central neurological disorders such as neurodegenerative diseases and dementias, there may be a disconnect between cerebral commands and peripheral responses at the urological level.
  • local inflammation. Certain infections, non-infectious inflammations such as cystitis secondary to radiotherapy treatments, schistosomiasis infections, tumours, etc. there is an alteration in the closing mechanisms of the urethra and its sphincter, resulting in the involuntary loss of urine typical of urinary incontinence.

Source metroecuador.com

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