What Causes Light Bladder Leakage?

Urinary incontinence is an extremely common condition, affecting as many as 45% of women in America. asdThe risk factors and causes of leakage in women are extremely varied. Take comfort in knowing that this condition is often very treatable. asdBut, in order to know what the best treatment options are, the possible sources must be determined.

The predisposing risk factors for incontinence are numerous. Some risk factors and dietary irritants include:1. Smoking2. Chronic Constipation3. Obesity4. Alcohol Consumption5.Caffeine Intake6. Poor Glycemic Controlasd7. Carbonation8.Artifical Sweeteners9. Acidic Foods10. Spicy FoodsIf you reduce the intake of these foods and habits, you can control or reduce your current symptoms of risks.

Other life events that can cause incontinence include:asd1. A Previous Pregnancy2. Childbirth3. Hysterectomy4. Getting Older With Less Bladder ControlasdThere are a large variety of medicines that may contribute to incontinence as well, including many cardiovascular medicines and diuretics, sedatives, muscle relaxants and Parkinson's treatments. Likewise, many medical and neurological disorders themselves can result in bladder leakage:1. Diabetes2. Multiple Sclerosis3. Parkinson's Disease4. Spinal injuries5. Connective Tissue Disordersasd6. Urinary Tract Infection7. Interstitial Cystitisasd8. Kidney Stonesasd9. Bladder Cancer.

Many women may experience some mild occasional leakage when they are younger, and then note a sudden worsening around menopause. asdThis is no coincidence as estrogen helps to keep the connective tissues of the pelvis and urinary tract healthy. asdWith the lack of estrogen that accompanies menopause, the supports to the bladder and urethra weaken. asdAlso, bladder capacity reduces as we get older, so we need to go to the restroom more frequently. asdWith reductions in physical agility it can sometimes be difficult to get to the toilet in time. Also many medical disorders that may predispose one to incontinence, such as hypertension, vascular disease, neurological disorders and diabetes, become more prevalent as we get older.

The treatment options offered depend greatly on the type of incontinence an individual is having. Most of us know someone who experiences some degree of stress incontinence, the typical leakage that occurs with coughing, sneezing or exercise and is due to relaxation in the structural support of the urethra. Poise® createdasdincontinence products to help reduce and even prevent bladder leaks from happening altogether. Incontinence pads, liners, andasdImpressa Bladder Supports are products specifically designed to treat all kinds of incontinence including stress incontinence. Each product is slightly different to help solve your specific needs. Since this is mainly an anatomical problem, stress incontinence can also be addressed with physical therapy, medical support (pessary) or surgery (such as TVT sling).

The other most common type of incontinence in women is urge incontinence or detrusor instability, when the nerves feeding the muscles or bladder wall muscles themselves fire at times they shouldn't, giving one the sudden urge to go, with subsequent leakage if you can't get to a restroom quickly. asdThis is more a medical than surgical issue and is often easily treated with medications. asdOften one may experience a combination of both, referred to as mixed incontinence. asdSome women have an over-distended bladder that, much like a stretched out balloon, is unable to contract well and stays too full, resulting in overflow incontinence. asdAnd others may have weakness in the muscles of the urethra that are necessary for keeping urine in the bladder, or intrinsic sphincter deficiency.

As the sources and types of urinary incontinence are very complex, it is best to have this evaluated by a gynecologist or urologist with experience in female incontinence and pelvic surgery.

  17 Comments
Posted 07 April, 2017 | Shenna
The result of my urine is leakage? What does it meaning?
Posted 29 March, 2017 | love
2nd he Dr.order a cat scan if abdomen showing bladder and urinary tract also look at kidney function could be a stone. First get a ua/cs 2 check your urine.
Posted 23 March, 2017 | Heather A Levy
All through the day even at night when I wake up I notice my panties are wet and smell of urine. I don't feel an urgency. Only when water runs. I have no clue why this is happening. I did have a baby 2 years ago. Im 30 years old
Posted 19 March, 2017 | Judy
Can taking 2 tsps of Apple Cider Vinegar daily cause bladder leakage?
Posted 14 March, 2017 | Judy
I haveCut down on my water consumption and as a consequence I don't leak. The thought of sticking something like a Tampax into my body to stop leakage is shocking. Don't do it
Posted 06 March, 2017 | Pat Maletta
I've used poise liners for many years, I just purchase #2 liners n I see the product looking different but was important they do not work as good as they use to protect, please bring back original poise liners, very dissatisfied with new product.
Posted 18 January, 2017 | Kayla
My husband has a big penis. Would that cause bladder incontinence?
Posted 12 January, 2017 | Rose
I will get a small wet spot on the front of my panties like I have urinated, during the day what should I do?
Posted 27 December, 2016 | Oriana
this was very helpful I've yet to solve my problem completely i have ti wear a pantyliner and this was easy to read unlike some websites
Posted 22 December, 2016 | John Ferrell
I like the statistic that says the 45 percent of women in America suffer from urinary incontinence. I think that if my wife had any trouble with her bladder leakage then I would want to take her to the doctor. I think that if you have bladder problems then there might be a medicine that can help you fix it. http://www.alliance4womenshealth.com/who-we-are.html
Posted 04 December, 2016 | Deborah
Well, this certainly explains A LOT! Thank you for the information. The predisposing risk factors for incontinence are numerous. Some risk factors and dietary irritants include: 1. Smoking 2. Chronic Constipation 3. Obesity 4. Alcohol Consumption 5.Caffeine Intake 6. Poor Glycemic Control 7. Carbonation 8.Artifical Sweeteners 9. Acidic Foods 10. Spicy Foods
Posted 01 December, 2016 | Hhh
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Posted 01 December, 2016 | Thagira
This is a very informative page
Posted 31 October, 2016 | I'm seeing doctor today on subject.
I hope this will help
Posted 21 October, 2016 | Brittany
My little sister who is 14 is having trouble all of a sudden with incontinence. She has to either change her underware or use a panny linner because of frequent small amounts of urine leaking out that she can't seem to control. Is this common in younger girls? What might this be a sign of? And what could be causing it?
Posted 13 October, 2016 | Coffee
I guess i leak all the time. Just notice 2 wks ago. Panty liner in an half hour later, ammonia smell. I dont like this part of getting older.
Posted 14 January, 2015 | Bobbi
If smoking could be acuse in LBL, I'm glad I stopped smoking. Otherwise, where would I be.

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