If you are a woman suffering from stress, this can often have negative effects on the rest of your body, such as your bladder. This can result in the bladder having the tendency to accidentally leak, this is medically referred to as stress incontinence. The unintentional loss of urine due to weakened bladder muscles can happen to men and women, but it is more prevalent in women, due to pelvic pain concerns and women having children.
As we age, muscles get weaker, especially if we are less active, and stress can play a huge role in muscle weakness. The bladder muscles and sphincters that enable you to hold your urine in your bladder until you are ready to go to the bathroom may give up and give into other bodily functions, accidentally causing a leak to occur.
Actions and situations can cause unintentional bladder leaking including laughing, sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy items, exercising, standing up, and more. Some common causes of stress incontinence include:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Pelvic surgery
- Problems with muscles in the bladder or the urethra
- Weakened muscles around the bladder
There are helpful actions to take when dealing with stress incontinence. To help protect and strengthen muscles make sure you are getting a sufficient amount of magnesium, potassium, and MSM. Vitamin B complex is also crucial for maintaining stress and healthy nerve function.
For a more permanent solution for stress incontinence, contact the office of Dr. Joseph Thomas. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation and to find out what solutions we have to offer.