Stress incontinence involves an involuntary loss of urine that occurs with increased intra-abdominal pressure. Activities that increase abdominal pressure include laughing, coughing, sneezing, or heavy lifting.
Shortening of the urethra and loss of the normal muscular support for the bladder and floor of the pelvis. These changes occur during pregnancy and after childbirth, particularly repeated childbirth. They may also occur as a natural consequence of aging. They are made worse by obesity.
Signs and symptoms
Unintentional loss of urine with exercise, lifting, sneezing, singing, Coughing, laughing, crying or straining to have a bowel movement.
The choice of a specific treatment will depend on the severity of the symptoms and the extent that the symptoms interfere with your lifestyle. There are four major categories of treatment for stress incontinence: behavioral changes, pelvic floor muscle training, medication, and surgery.
Medicine usually is not necessary for this disorder, but your doctor may prescribe:
Home Treatment- Learn to recognize, control and develop the muscles of the pelvic floor. These are the ones you use to interrupt urination in midstream. The following exercises (Kegel exercises) strengthen these muscles so you can control or relax them completely:
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