Leaking urine during pregnancy or after childbirth
Urine leakage after menopause
Urine leakage with laughing, sneezing, coughing, or any other physical exertion
Pain or burning with urination
Stop and go urine stream
Pain or severe pressure sensation with bladder filling
Waking up at night to urinate such that it starts to disturb sleep
These conditions are a sign of pelvic floor problem and can be relieved by pelvic floor treatments. Urine leakage is never normal at any time in life whether it is during pregnancy, after childbirth or after menopause. The same also goes for leaking urine with laughing, coughing, or sneezing-no matter how hard you are laughing or sneezing. Filling of the bladder with urine should create a urge or a pressure sensation which should never be painful. You should be able to hold urine for a reasonable period of time such that you can get to the restroom, get ready to urinate in a timely manner. You should never have to rush to urinate especially following the first time you feel the urge.
Eliminating urine should never be painful. The urine should start without having to push and should flow continuously without interruption until urination is complete. Stop-and-go urination is also one sign of issues with pelvic floor. Waking up at night to urinate disturbs sleep and could disrupt your routine the next day by making you groggy and leaving you feeling tired. The cost of using incontinence pads can put undue burden on finances. Some people with incontinence will withdraw from social interaction assuming that other people can detect that they have urinary leakage or notice their frequent visits to the restroom. Social isolation is a large cause of depression and ill health.
There are different types of urine leakage (or urinary incontinence):
This type of leakage occurs with physical exertion. Laughing, coughing, sneezing, climbing stairs puts pressure on the bladder. When the pelvic floor muscles are unable to counter this pressure because of weakness, urine leakage occurs.
This type of leakage occurs following a strong urge. This type of leakage is sometimes also called overactive bladder (OAB). Involuntary contraction of the bladder are the primary source of urge urinary incontinence. There are several causes of urge urinary incontinence such as medications, diet, and lifestyle.
A combination of urge and stress urinary incontinence. Most people have this type of urinary incontinence.
In functional incontinence, the person is unable to get to the restroom due to inability to walk quickly to the restroom due to balance problems, or may be due to difficulty with taking garments down quickly enough. This type of problem is sometimes easily treated with modification to the environment or clothing.
You can address any/ all of the above issues with our highly effective pelvic floor treatments. Contact Sandy for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.
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