Urinary incontinence refers to a lack of bladder control. The severity ranges from sporadic urine leak when you cough, laugh or sneeze to a sudden urge to urinate followed by the inability to hold urine. Urinary incontinence is a common occurrence, and the condition can be quite embarrassing. Take note that this is not a disease but a symptom of some other conditions. Causes of urinary incontinence depend on the classification of the condition, which falls into two main categories.
It refers to the loss of bladder control that is triggered by certain drinks, foods, and medications. They stimulate the bladder to produce more urine than usual, and they can include:
• Carbonated beverages
• Sparkling water
• Chili peppers
• Citrus fruits
• Foods high in spices
• Medications for high blood pressure
• Excessive doses of Vitamin C
Other causes of urinary incontinence that fall under this category include urinary tract infection and constipation. Infections cause the bladder to get irritated, causing you to have strong urges to urinate. Difficult bowel movement affects the bladder by altering the nerves around the bladder, causing them to be overactive and increasing the urge to urinate.
The causes of urinary incontinence under this category are typically physical problems or body changes. Continued urinary incontinence that does not improve requires the attention of a qualified medical professional.
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