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Women often live with overactive bladder, stress incontinence, bladder weakness, leaking bladder, or the constant urge to urinate without seeking help from their doctors. Urinary incontinence and the problems that accompany bladder weakness -- constantly having to interrupt visits, wanting to stay at home near a bathroom -- may leave sufferers feeling isolated or depressed. They may feel so embarrassed that they don't even want to bring up the subject with their doctors, or they may believe it's a result of the aging process that can't be fixed.

While aging and menopause may contribute to stress incontinence, overactive bladder, or general bladder weakness, loss of bladder control is very common, treatable, and sometimes even curable. You can also help ward off complications of urinary incontinence -- like the development of bladder and kidney infections -- by seeking help from your doctor.

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Many women experience overactive bladder, stress incontinence, or bladder weakness issues during menopause. Some experts theorize that estrogen plumps the lining of the bladder and urethra, and that lack of estrogen could contribute to bladder weakness. Pressure from coughing, sneezing, or lifting can push urine through the weakened muscle. This kind of leakage, called stress incontinence, is one of the most common kinds of bladder control problems in older women.

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When To Seek Medical Care for Overactive Bladder
Approximately 33 million Americans are affected by overactive bladder -- a common bladder control problem in which a frequent and intense urge to urinate may be accompanied by wetting accidents. Contrary to popular belief, men are just as likely as women to develop overactive bladder, although women are more likely to experience wetting accidents.
How to tell if you have overactive bladder. If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions, speak to your doctor about overactive bladder. Your doctor may refer you to a urologist for more detailed testing to determine if you do in fact have overactive bladder.
Overactive bladder questions:
Do you urinate more than eight times in a 24-hour period?
Do you go to the bathroom so frequently that it interferes with the things you want to do?
Do you have to get up two or more times at night to go to the bathroom?
Do you frequently have strong, sudden urges to urinate?
Do you have uncontrollable urges to urinate that sometimes result in wetting yourself?
Do you use pads to protect your clothing from wetting?
When you go out, do you make sure you know the location of available bathrooms?
Do you avoid certain places if you think there won't be an available bathroom?

 

Bottom Line: If you answered yest to any of these quesitons, you should check with with your doctor. Help is available. You don't need to be a prisioner held hostage in the restroom.

 

From John Hopkins Health Newsletter, 2-22-11