Incontinence (loss of bladder control) is an embarrassing symptom that make sufferers a contact to talk about bladder problems. Over the age 65, one woman in every 12 and one man in every 70 is bladder incontinent – making it by far the most common problem. It is several types:
Stress Incontinence: Women are the main sufferers. The condition is usually the result of a childbirth or a surgical operation weakening pelvic muscles. The first symptom is the leaking of few drops of urine while coughing. Sometimes any physical effort such as bending also causes a leakage.
Urge Incontinence: Both sexes are vulnerable. Sufferers can not reach the lavatory in time at the time of need. This can happen several times an hour and be exhausting.
Dribbling Incontinence: This is more common among men -a leakage of urine can occur at any time without the man even being aware of it. It is usually due to prostate problems; the bladder is never properly emptied, so urine continues to dribble out.
Incontinence can also occur due to bladder infections or a stroke or spinal injury.
Bladder problems other than those of incontinence include bladder cancer and bladder stones- both relatively are rare. Bladder cancer involves several types of malignant growth of urinary bladder.
The most commonly seen bladder cancer begins in cells lining the inside of the bladder and is called urothelial cell or transitional cell carcinoma. Bladder cancer can be caused by working near certain dyeing chemicals. Smoking increases the risk of bladder cancer. Symptoms do not appear until the cancer has grown quite large, and include blood or mucus in the urine.