Why You May Experience Sudden Loss of Bladder Control

Nearly half of American women at some time in their life will experience some sudden loss of bladder control. You read that right - nearly half of the women in the United States will experience some form of bladder loss! A woman is more likely to have urinary incontinence if other females in her family have urinary incontinence, but while there may be genetic factor, like problems with development of the urinary tract, life style choices can be highly influential as can be neurological factors or even a predisposition to report the condition to their physician. 

For example studies suggest, being overweight can increase a woman’s chances of developing urinary incontinence and other diseases, including diabetes. According to one study, adopting wise eating and exercise strategies may lessen the burden of urinary incontinence, especially in women.

The pervasive fear of judgement by others affects reporting in virtually every study linked to the sudden loss of bladder control.  And, the sudden loss of bladder control can be expensive. The true annual cost of incontinence can run an estimated $2,000 for laundry, dry cleaning, loss, etc. [1] So, you should consult your physician because some forms of incontinence can be the outcome of neurological or muscle tissue damage. Birthing and surgery can damage the prudential nerve which can release the natural tension in pelvic floor muscle tissues.

Urinary incontinence is not a disease. Urinary incontinence can be a symptom of certain conditions like inactivity of obesity or the result of certain events during a woman’s life, like childbirth or participation in sports with repetitive bouncing (horseback riding or volleyball). Nor is urinary incontinence a consequence of aging. Female college athletes experience a substantial rate of incontinence as well as mothers in their 30’s and 40’s. A number of studies suggest vaginal deliveries significantly increase the chances of developing urinary incontinence.

Involuntary bladder contractions are a common cause of urge incontinence. Abnormal nerve signals can cause bladder contractions so it is a good idea to consult with your physician when you first start experiencing incontinence of any kind. If it appears the sudden loss of bladder control is from muscle atrophy, like a spasmodic contraction of the muscle in the bladder wall, the condition is now commonly referred to as Overactive Bladder. “Overactive bladder" or "spastic bladder" is an involuntary loss of urine that by definition occurs when “involuntary leakage is accompanied by or immediately preceded by urgency.” A more clinical term used to describe the condition is “Urge Incontinence.” Nocturia, or nocturnal polyuria, is the medical term for frequent urination during the night. If you need to urinate more than one time while sleeping, you may have an overactive bladder at night.

Often, you will learn in conversation with your physician, muscle re-education is perhaps the most efficient path to successful control of your leakage. Dr. Kegel, for whom the exercises are named observed:

Sexual feeling within the vagina is closely related to muscle tone, and can be improved through muscle education and resistive exercise.
— Dr. Kegel

So, most women think of sexual performance when they hear Kegels. This is an accurate perception because the muscles that contract in orgasm are those same pelvic floor muscles that are strained or lose their tone often causing urge, stress or mixed incontinence.

Unfortunately, most women who try to tone their pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises find it difficult to determine if they have performed the exercise correctly. As with any exercise, the benefit gained from the exercise is significantly diminished if the Kegel exercise protocol is poorly executed. 

When we exercise naturally, our mind sends a mild electrical impulse to the muscles to work. Electroceutical Muscle Stim differs only in that a device communicates the exact correct instructions to your muscles through your skin.  In as little as 20 min a day you can have a comfortable clinically proven effective work-out with an FDA Cleared Electroceutical. 

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Charlotte BeeComment