Urinary incontinence is a condition of uncontrolled urine leakage. You may know all too well how upsetting this condition can be. There are several causes of urinary incontinence, including:
Bacterial infection– Bacteria is the leading cause of a UTI, which consequently can cause incontinence in urination.
Muscle weakness– The weakness in some pelvic muscles can lead to incontinence. It can also affect the ability to get rid of your urine completely.
Sexual activity– Sexual intercourse can cause temporary incontinence of urination when the urinary nerves are pressed. It usually happens right immediately after sex.
Cystitis– Cysts can interfere with the ability to urinate due to the pain felt during urination.
Pregnancy and childbearing– Vaginal birth is not a walk in the park. It can sometimes lead to urinary tract problems such as urine control and release.
Overactive bladder muscles– People with overactive bladder muscles commonly suffer from urine incontinence because they often feel an urgent need to urinate but only get limited results.
Age– As you grow older, your muscles and nerves become less efficient, leading to urine incontinence.
Kidney stones and other blockages– You will face a difficulty in urinating in case your urinary tract is blocked.
Urinary tract damage– In some cases, male urinary tract infection can lead to urethra damage. This can interfere with normal urination abilities among affected men.
Benign enlarged prostate– A large prostate among old and middle-aged men can cause urine incontinence. In most cases, this usually is a symptom of severe illness, such as prostate cancer. Therefore, it should be checked by a doctor.
Urethral stricture– When a urethra narrows, it can restrict the flow of urine, leading to urine incontinence.
Female urinary stress incontinence– This is when women release urine involuntarily when the bladder is under pressure during physical activity.
Stress incontinence– This is when someone is unable to control their urge to urinate, leading to urinary incontinence.
Neurogenic bladder– The brain typically regulates the urination process by communicating to the bladder. Failing to do this, one would experience incontinence urination.
Urethritis– This occurs when the tube that carries urine from the body becomes inflamed or irritated, eventually leading to urinary incontinence.
If you suffer from urinary incontinence, the experts at Texas Urological Clinic will be glad to assist you. No matter what urological issue you may be experiencing, feel free to schedule your first appointment at our office in Lufkin. Contact us today to book your consultation!