The Impact of Age on Incontinence
Aging does not lead to urinary incontinence, but age-related changes may create predisposition to it. Contrary to popular belief, urinary incontinence is not a normal result of the aging process. With age, bladder contractility and the capacity of the bladder to hold urine diminishes. Functional urethral pressure decreases with age. Urethral resistance is reduced in women due to reduced estrogen levels and weakened periurethral and pelvic muscles while many men experience an enlargement of the prostate. The urethral resistance increases, urine flow rate decreases, and a predisposition to urine retention develops due to prostate enlargement. In both sexes, the bladder tends to be hyperactive. In addition, the bladder capacity diminishes, and an age-related decline is seen in the concentrating mechanisms of the kidney
İdrarın ani ve istem dışı olarak idrar yolundan dışarı çıkışı "idrar inkontinansı" veya "idrar kaçırma" olarak tanımlanır. 30 yaşın üzerindeki her 4 kadından 1'inde görülebilen bu sorun, kişinin günlük aktivitesini kısıtlar ve yaşam kalitesini
- Protective and Preventive Measures against Incontinence
- Recommendations to reduce the risk of incontinence: Healthy weight control; staying away from obesity and maintaining your ideal weight reduce the risk of incontinence. Quitting smoking; kicking the habit significantly reduces the risk of incontinence. Kegel exercises; making Kegel exercises a part of your daily routine, especially in pregnancy, reduces the risk of incontinence.