Facts about Weak Bladder Women

by Sally on July 31, 2011

Facts about Weak Bladder Women

Having difficulty holding up the urge to urinate is more than just a simple issue for women. In fact most would not seek treatment because they feel as though it is a “personal matter”. Don’t you know that urine leakage occurs in women of all ages? There are actually many weak bladder women than you can count!Weak bladder Women

Urinary incontinence.
This problem is also called urinary incontinence. Do you know that incontinence is not a disease but a medical condition that warrants further attention? There are many causes of urinary incontinence but the most common is a weak bladder or simply known as weak pelvic and sphincter muscles.

Most women don’t talk about it because of embarrassment. What’s worse than not telling the doctor is the fact that not all physicians routinely examine urinary function. If you are experiencing incontinence, head to your doctor, take the first step: don’t be shy and talk about it!

What is stress incontinence?
Does a simple cough, laugh, sneeze or even exercise make you pass urine? If your answer is yes, then you may be having stress incontinence. “Stress” here actually means the pressure that coughing, sneezing, or exercising puts on your bladder. Normally, strong pelvic and sphincter muscles can handle this pressure. Pregnancy and childbirth stretches and weakens pelvic and sphincter muscles. These weak bladder muscles cause the bladder to sag from its original position, thus, stretching the urethral opening and making you pass urine even when you don’t want to.

Live life incontinence-free!
Don’t ever think that having a weak bladder means that you will just have to “live with it”. Guess what, there are actually ways you can live life “incontinence-free.”

  • Kegel Exercise. Kegel exercises help strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor. It’s all about squeezing the right muscles at the right time. Learn more about this exercise by talking to your doctor. What’s so great is that you can Kegel anywhere and anytime, even when you are just sitting comfortably on your chair!
  • Pessary please! Yes, the ring is inserted inside your vaginal wall by your doctor. It may hurt but the ring does help by lifting the bladder and urethra. Wear the pessary anytime of the day but keep in mind it can cause scrapes in your vaginal walls so be sure to see your doctor on a regular basis.
  • Surgery. A ribbon-like sling or a network of strings gets attached to a muscle or a bone. This sling holds up the bladder’s bottom section as well as the top potion of the urethra to stop incontinence.

Weak bladder women don’t have to live their all lives under the shadow of shame! Learn more about what you can do to stop incontinence. The information above should help you get started and embrace a life that’s “incontinence-free”!