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Female Bladder Control (Guest Writer)

by | September 2nd, 2010

Have you been noticing lately that you constantly need to go to the nearest comfort room to empty your bladder, and to your consternation, find that you cannot pass urine? Or maybe it has suddenly become painful to urinate? Ever had an embarrassing experience of finding yourself rushing to the office restroom and not making it on time? If you have experienced any of these, fret not. You are not alone. You count among the many women facing urinary incontinence or bladder problems.

An isolated case of urine leakage may soon be a forgotten matter, but if it is a recurring incidence, consulting a specialist will be to your best advantage. The truth is, women of all ages experience urine leakage at some point in their lives. It may sometimes occur as a natural consequence of laughing, or as an offshoot of other sudden physical reactions like sneezing and coughing. Certain physical conditions like being pregnant, giving birth and menopause also make some women susceptible to urine leakage.

If you are among those who experience urine leakage on a daily basis and assume you simply have to live with it, think again. With expert medical attention, you can learn some methods for female bladder control. Obtaining sound medical opinion will also ensure if you have other illnesses you must properly address, like diabetes. In the case of diabetics, the body’s reduced ability to process sugar leads, among others, to getting thirsty more often, and drinking more frequently causes more frequent urination. With higher blood sugar levels , the bladder may be irritated, leading to incontinence. Nerve damage among diabetics may also lead to bladder malfunction.

Any of several factors ranging from nerve damage, weak pelvic muscles, obesity, regular intake of medication, or lifestyle habits like a penchant for caffeine and alcoholic drinks may trigger urine leakage. Note that you can take charge of your health and lead a normal lifestyle if you work with your doctor in assessing your health situation and regain a normal functioning body.

Female bladder control is within your reach, but first you must furnish your physician your complete medical history. Have you has previous operations or suffered any ailments or injuries or are you presently taking medication to alleviate an illness? What sort of urinary problems, if any, have you encountered in the past? Have there been irregularities in your menstrual period?

After a thorough examination, your doctor will most likely prescribe a medicine to address your overactive bladder. You will also be advised to steer clear of caffeinated drinks like coffee and cola, along with other measures to help regain female bladder control. When consulting with your doctor, take the opportunity to ask which natural supplements you can take to alleviate your condition.

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J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano Urogynecology Associates

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews is an expert in the field of Urogynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and reconstructive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mathews is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Surgeons. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mathews is one of the most experienced surgeons in north Texas.

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