Common Causes of Bladder ProblemsDecember 26, 2019
Bladder problems are experienced by many people, but because of the embarrassing nature of the condition it is amongst the least discussed of medical ailments.
Bladder problems can be caused by a wide range of things and there are many associated treatments.
People who are suffering from this problem can have effects that include skin irritation, sexual problems, lack of sleep, infections and low self esteem
The causes of urinary incontinence can include a range of diseases and conditions, physical trauma, medication or genetics. It can also be triggered by psychological issues and severity ranges from minor, infrequent leakages to much more severe cases,
The problem often manifests itself with strong, sudden urges to urinate, or a difficulty in getting the flow of urine started. Dribbling soon after urination is another common symptom.
More serious conditions can include hematuria (blood in the urine) and dysuria (pain on urination).
Some of the lifestyle factors which can contribute to the onset of problems are smoking, lack of exercise and a poor diet.
The process of pregnancy and delivering your child can cause bladder problems in women, while in men prostate problems often have associated bladder problems.
There are also certain medications which can have adverse side effects related to the bladder, and some diseases and physical injuries can result in bladder function being impaired.
The treatments for a bladder condition will depend on the exact root cause but can include such things as bladder retraining, surgery, medication or lifestyle alterations.
Most problems associated with the bladder can be cured or at the very least managed in such a way that their impact on a person’s lifestyle is kept to a minimum.
Some of the simple things you can do to ensure optimum bladder health are ensuring your fluid intake is adequate and is well spaced out over the day; avoid substances that are known to irritate the bladder like alcohol or coffee; get plenty of exercise and make sure your diet is full of all the essential nutrients.
Having a good routine for your bladder and bowel helps keep your systems working efficiently.
If you have developed a problem that seems serious you should make sure you see your doctor straight away rather than putting it off as is common with these sorts of conditions.
In the majority of cases there is no need to suffer in silence as there are treatment options available.