Common hazards to Incontinence

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Hazards to incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a disorder, wherein the urinary bladder looses its capacity to hold the urine. We have already discussed in this section, at an earlier date, the symptoms and the classification, of the various stages of the disease.

Here we intend to discuss the common hazards, that may increase your chances of becoming a victim to the disease. For instance, high cholesterol levels in the blood, increases the chances of a heart attack. Hence cholesterol is considered a hazard to heart attack. Similarly we shall discuss about the incontinence disease.

Read on ahead, to get to know better, the common hazards to incontinence disease.

1Obesity

Obesity

The midriff is the region of the body, that encapsulates most of the body fat. The added pounds, around the midriff, of an obese person, exerts extra pressure on the urinary bladder and the adjacent muscles.

With time, and continuous pressure, the muscles get weakened, hence increasing the chances of an accidental leak, with the slightest of increases in the pressure levels, that may have been brought about by a sneeze or a cough.

2Smoking

Smoking

Chain smokers are prone to the development of chronic coughing. These severe bouts of cough, exerts unwanted pressure on the bladder, that eventually leads to a case of stress incontinence.

Moreover, smokers also have the tendency of frequenting the bathroom more often than regular people.

3Gender and Age

Gender and Age

Urinary Incontinence, as a disease, is biased toward gender and age, when it comes to choosing its victims.

Certain aspects of womanhood, such as child birth and menopause makes the development of incontinence, more of a likelihood.

In the case of old age, the chances of developing a case of incontinence is heightened manifold. The muscles of the bladder, and urethra become more feeble with age. Hence the capacity of the bladder, to hold more urine, decreases dramatically.

It might just mean, that the frequency of urination may only increase, without an actual development of a case of incontinence.

Yet been a woman and been old, are individual hazards to incontinence. Nothing personal from the author’s side.

4Caffeine

Caffeine

This is again, one of those facts, that has been proved in the labs, and the results are now accepted the world over.

People with high caffeine intake, per day have more chances of developing the incontinence disorder, than people whose consumption per day is low to minimal.

5Diseases

Diseases

People suffering from diabetes, or some disorder concerning the kidney, have a higher chance of getting victimized by urinary incontinence.

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By Abhro