So is the case with incontinence. Many conditions can cause incontinence, so it is important to identify the form of incontinence. By doing so, it can both lead us to a condition that has not yet occurred (eg multiple sclerosis, bladder cancer , lithiasis) and also allow us to properly cure it.
Symptom, not disease
- Incontinence of effort we lose urine when coughing, lifting weights, etc.
- Urgent incontinence , when urine cannot be postponed
- Mixed incontinence which is a combination of the two forms above.
Urinary incontinence is accompanied with feelings of shame, decreased self-esteem, and decreased sexual and social activity. Unfortunately, while more than 7 in 10 cases of incontinence can be successfully treated either pharmacologically or invasively, over half do not even address the Urologist.
Why is it important to identify the form of incontinence?
- Bladder cancer , may be behind a lack of urine retention as well as an intense and unjustified need for urination
- Multiple sclerosis can occur with urinary loss due to bladder overload. Simply put, the bladder is full and the patient does not understand it correctly
- Lithiasis, which may be caused by loss of urinary retention
- Cystitis of any form, cystitis whether acute or chronic, with or without microbes creates a highly irritating function that is more commonly associated with unintentional urine loss.
- Diseases of the surrounding organs (eg a tumor of the uterus or intestine, a severe colitis) can irritate the bladder and cause urinary loss
- Nerve and Spinal Cord Pressure e.g. from a tumor, from a pathological fracture may lead to bladder dysfunction and corresponding inadvertent urinary loss.