Do You Rush Every Time You Go To The Toilet?
Do You Occasionally Leak While You Lift Something Heavy?
Do You Often Times Poop In Your Underwear?
If you happen to, you may be suffering from a bladder or bowel control problem.
Poor bladder control or urinary incontinence is a medical condition that is generally linked with pregnancy, childbirth, menopause or a variety of prolonged conditions like asthma, diabetes or arthritis.
Urinary incontinence can vary from a few leaks anytime you laugh, cough or exercise to the complete inability to control your bladder, wetting yourself.
Additional symptoms you can suffer from include the periodic need to urgently visit the toilet, sometimes associated with leaks.
Types of Urinary Incontinence
These are the different types of UI:
- Stress Incontinence – urine leaks while you apply pressure on your bladder when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy.
- Urge Incontinence – a feeling of a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. The need to urinate is frequent and occurs throughout the night.
- Overflow Incontinence – frequent or continuous dribbling of urine because of a bladder that doesn’t fully unload.
- Functional Incontinence – a physical or mental disability that prevents you from getting to the toilet in time.
- Mixed Incontinence – you have more than one type of urinary incontinence.