Bladder leakage or incontinence problems are common once you have encountered menopause or perimenopause symptoms. But this problem is not going to live with you throughout your life.
We all know the basic symptoms of menopause which are as follow:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
But among these symptoms, there is one more symptom which women do not want to discuss owing to the embarrassment.
So if for a long time you have not been able to discuss this problem with anyone, then today we have taken the initiative to discuss it with you. So are you ready then?
TYPES OF THE INCONTINENCE
The incontinence can be of the following types:
This is encountered when you are pressurizing the muscles of your bladder. This is the main reason that you experience leakage when you do the following actions:
When the bladder becomes overactive, then you can’t control your pee and feel the urge to urinate right away. When you are outside and are not able to find the bathroom, then it may result in incontinence.
If you experience the need to empty the bladder more than 2 times per night, then this condition is named nocturia.
BLADDER LEAKAGE & MENOPAUSE
Menopause is that ageing change that takes place in the reproductive system. When this happens, the women will not encounter menstrual periods. When you are heading to menopause and have started noticing some signs, then that phase is described as the perimenopause period.
One such change which is associated with menopause is the drop in estrogen levels. When this happens, then the bladder and the pelvic floor gets weak.
The estrogen levels are accountable for maintaining the elasticity of the vaginal tissues.
When pelvic muscles get weak, they cannot dominate the bladder and thus the bladder leakage kike problems are experienced.
Apart from menopause, bladder leakage can also be encountered if you are:
- Suffering from some neurological condition
- Taking any prescribed or non prescribed medications
Why is it important to treat urinary incontinence?
It is important to take timely treatment for urinary incontinence. If this problem is not treated on time, then the following problem may be experienced:
At our hospital, this issue is treated with a variety of treatment options like surgery, strengthening of the pelvic floor, hormonal therapy, medications, surgery and the pessary.