Incontinence is a very common medical diagnosis that is manageable. It is a frustrating, annoying problem that some men experience. Accidentally leaking urine is caused by various problems.
It may be more common as men age, urinary incontinence isn’t normal when aging. We can help you get a better understanding of this disorder that causes incontinence in males and suggests treatments that can help you.
Regardless of the signs and symptoms, most men will not have the courage to visit with a physician to grasp what is really going on and learn about treatments that are available. Now that you recognize there is a problem it’s time to figure out what you are going to do about the disorder, so you can continue having a normal life and it doesn’t stop you from enjoying life.
If you are having a difficult time trying to hold your urine, you may be suffering from urinary incontinence. Incontinence is when your body has lost control over your bladder. This problem can be very frustrating and annoying for you, figuring out what is causing your urine to leak will aid you in finding ways to treat the problem.
How Does Urine Leak
Urine travels from your kidneys to your bladder through the ureters. Your urine is stored in the bladder until your bladder is full, then urine travels through the urethra and out through the penis. Urinary incontinence occurs when the signal to your brain is interrupted because of a problem in your urinary tract that could be the result of
1. Your bladder could be squeezing too hard or squeezing at the wrong time
2. The muscles around your urethra aren’t working properly
3. The bladder doesn’t empty out completely and is too full
4. Something blocking your urethra
5. There are many reasons why you are experiencing this problem. Other medical
conditions may be causing it as well, or you may have had surgery that is affecting
your bladder control.
Symptoms can improve simply by changing your diet. Dietary changes can really improve your overall health and greatly reduce symptoms just by eating less citrus fruits, avoiding spicy foods, caffeine and smoking. Another helpful way is by strengthening the pelvic floor by doing Kegel exercises daily. It is very common for prostate problems to cause urinary incontinence. Your prostate may be larger because of a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. Your prostate may also be larger because of prostate cancer.
An enlarged prostate can block the urethra. When the urethra is blocked, your bladder has to work even harder to squeeze urine out. This makes the walls thicker and weaker causing it to be harder for your bladder to empty out the urine completely.