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The inability to control the passing of urine.

What to look for


The weakness to control your urination.
This is an underlying disorder and is normally treatable, even in the elderly. A while ago it was though that it is because of ageing. To help it improve it must be treated.
If this problem is not treated it can lead to urinary or bladder tract infection or even if the problem still persists. If the treatment doesn’t work, you can try the pads and protection available which can aid in your comfort.



Now and again there mite be an endless leaking of urine because the muscles in this area are not contracting to help hold back the urine and when people do not know it they need the toilet or not. And this may also be the result of men with diabetes.
Now and again by simply sneezing, coughing or even exercising may cause incontinence problems. Because the urethra is weak it cannot resist when there is a sudden increase in the pressure in the bladder.
Surgery, pregnancy or a slipped disk may also contribute to this condition
incontinence is a potential side effect of many antidepressants, diuretics, antihistamines, sedatives and also other medications. You should talk to your doctor about this.

Dietary Considerations

You should try to maintain your ideal weight.
Also try to avoid constipation by increasing you fibre intake and water in your diet. And eat more whole-grain foods and fruits and vegetables.
You should try to avoid sugar, alcohol, spicy foods, acidic fruits and juices and caffeine- all of which can irritate the bladder and also trigger leaks.

Personal Care

Try to avoid constipation.
You should do pelvic exercises on a daily basis
Retrain yourself to urinate at longer intervals
You should not smoke.
And if you are a woman incontinence, you should try crossing your legs when you are sneezing or coughing.

When to seek further professional advice


When you develop incontinence after an illness or after taking a new medication.
If self-help remedies for controlling your urination do not work.

Alternative Treatments


The treatment beneath are aimed to help strengthen the pelvic muscles and to give you more support in this area.

Chinese herbs - a mixture of several herbs may help to treat this condition. They also believe that herbs can help the body to retain fluid.

Herbal treatments - if it is the lack of bladder control, you should use corn silk mixed with agrimony.

Homoeopathy - this depends on the cause they have numerous remedies. Some that are often prescribed include: for stress incontinence, particularly in the elderly, causticum, which is said to restore vitality to aging tissue. And urge incontinence, when a person is rising form a prone position, pulsatilla is thought to help restore the urinary parts of the body to there proper function.
And there are also additional remedies available.

Traditional Treatment


You should not worry about this because most cases are cured or improved greatly with treatment. You can try conventional and alternative medicine they both have strategies that can help deal with the problem. But if the problem persists or even worsen you should see your doctor for a full evaluation and diagnosis. To help with incontinence your doctor may suggest and show you some muscle strengthening exercises. This is safe and effective treatments. When your doctor thinks you need medication for this condition, the drug will depend on your cause of incontinence. For women there are special devices that are called pessaries available. And if none of the treatments work, your doctor may recommend surgery. You should ask your doctor about the various options available and to also explain to you the possible side effects as well. If your incontinence cannot be controlled or cured, you’ll have to learn how to manage with the problem,
with the help of some specially designed aids that are also available.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-23