What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence?

Are you dealing with sudden urine leaks or struggling to reach the bathroom in time? You are not alone.  Here are some common search queries on Google from women just like you:

  • Why do I need to pee all the time?
  • Why am I suddenly peeing my pants?
  • Why can’t I hold my pee anymore?
  • Is it weird that I pee when doing activities?
  • Is it normal for women to pee themselves?

The reality is, urinary incontinence affects around 50% of adult women and can often lead to discomfort, embarrassment, and limitations on daily activities.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the common urinary incontinence symptoms, causes, and what non-invasive solutions (like Uresta) are available and how they will transform your life.

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

What are the causes and symptoms of urinary incontinence?

Understanding Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, urination incontinence, is simply when a person leaks urine by accident. The intensity and frequency of urine leaks vary and can be caused by different types of incontinence, including Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Overflow Incontinence, Functional Incontinence and Mixed Incontinence.

Urinary incontinence affects both men and women, with women being twice as likely to experience the condition than men.

Dealing with urinary incontinence can have a serious impact on your day-to-day life, making physical activities a challenge and potentially reducing social interactions.

Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

Urinary incontinence symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Experiencing urine leakage during routine activities like coughing, sneezing, lifting, walking up stairs, exercising, etc.
  • Feeling a sudden, intense need to urinate and struggling to hold it in.
  • Leaking urine without any warning or feeling of needing to pee.
  • Frequently needing to get up at night to urinate.
  • Feeling like you need to wear bladder leakage products (pads) to confidently go about your day.

Common Urinary Incontinence Causes

Lifestyle factors:

  • Eating habits
  • Drinking habits (drinking alcohol, caffeinated or carbonated beverages)
  • Certain medications
  • Physical inactivity
  • Smoking

Health issues and changes:

  • Aging
  • Bladder infections
  • Constipation
  • A blocked urinary tract
  • Chronic or long-lasting cough
  • Diabetes
  • Weight gain

Life events such as childbirth and menopause can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, leading to stress incontinence in women. If you’re dealing with urine leaks during activities like coughing, sneezing, or laughing, you may be experiencing stress incontinence.

Treatment and Prevention

Navigating urinary incontinence doesn’t always require medication or surgery. There are plenty of non-invasive treatments and management options available depending on the type of urinary incontinence symptoms you are experiencing, such as:

  • Kegels:
    Kegels (pelvic floor exercises) are a great way to maintain a healthy pelvic floor.
  • Healthy Lifestyle:
    Maintaining a health weight and balanced diet
  • Bladder training:
    Scheduled bathroom visits and delaying urinary are training techniques your doctor may recommend. One solution is to avoid the “just-in-case” pee when leaving the house – a habit that encourages more frequent urination.
  • Bladder Support Products:
    At-home options like Uresta provide a personalized approach for optimal comfort and effectiveness.

If you’re dealing with urinary incontinence, taking early action can greatly improve your quality of life. Managing this condition is all about finding what works best for you. Luckily, there’s a range of options out there, from medications and medical procedures, to lifestyle changes and user-friendly at-home solutions like Uresta.

The Uresta pessary provides direct support to your urethra, effectively preventing bladder leaks. In fact, a recent independent clinical study revealed that 97% of women experienced reduced leaks while using Uresta.

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