There are several types of urinary disorders:
- Stress incontinence: Accidental loss of urine due to lifting heavier objects, coughing, sneezing, exercising. In this case, urinary dribbling occurs due to an increase in abdominal pressure. This abdominal pressure can also occur during pregnancy. If the barrier muscle cannot withstand this pressure, urine may drip. Most women first notice it in connection with pregnancy and childbirth, as well as during menopause. Of all the incontinence, this type is the most common.
- Urgent or urge incontinence: In this case, there is a sudden urge to urinate, which the patient needs to control. This usually fails because the stimulus is so strong that it is too late to act. In this case, the coordination between the stimuli delivered by the brain and the functioning of the bladder is inadequate. The problem often has a nervous system cause, but can also be the result of inflammation.
- Functional incontinence: The patient is unable to reach the toilet in time due to some reason (such as an inability to move or a condition affecting mental performance).
- Reflex incontinence: Injury (brain damage or spinal cord injury) causes disruption in the regulation of bladder function, and the loss of voluntary control. It works like for babies who are not yet potty trained.
- Overflow incontinence: Unintentional urine leakage due to weak muscle contraction or some obstruction in the bladder. The wall of the bladder is unable to contract, unable to hold the amount of fluid that has accumulated in it. The pressure in the bladder causes a constant dribbling of urine that simply overflows.
- Mixed incontinence: several types of urinary incontinence are present at the same time.
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