Women’s Urological Issues

In discussing women’s urological problems, commonly referred to as “incontinence”, it is important to know the various symptoms which cause such condition and the possible remedies for each conditions. In many cases, woman’s urological problems begin with the on-set menopause, usually by age 50. While the age of 50 is considered as a milestone for most women, the slowing process of tissue and immune changes can compromise overall health an wellness in women.

Women’s urological issues consists of three major types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence, which occurs when the individual coughs, sneezes, laughs, or in other instances wherein the bladder is put in an undo amount of stress; extreme urge incontinence, which can occur when the patient experiences the urgent need to urinate but can’t reach the toilet in a timely manner; overflow incontinence, wherein the patient experiences the inability to completely empty their bladder.

Additionally, other factors which contribute to woman’s urological issues to include an overactive bladder, which entails the sudden and frequent urge to urinate and urinary tract infection, which occurs when bacteria enters the opening of the urethra, causing painful urination and bladder infection, whereby an infection enters the bladder and multiplies.

The most effective remedies for women’s urological issues will much depend on the type of women’s issues are experienced by each individual patient. Some patience will notice relief of such symptoms with simple lifestyle changes. In the case of stress incompetence, the patient may be advised by her health care provider to limit the amount of fluids she intakes each day. In the case of women who experience urge incontinence, the health care provider may advise the patient to limit the intake of spicy foods, caffeine and/or carbonated drinks, as the same can stimulate the bladder making the problem worse.

In almost all cases of woman’s urological issues, the use of medications provided by the health care provider proves to be all effective in treating the disease. In the case of urge incontinence, medications known as anticholinergics, such as Ditophan XL, Enablex and Detrol can effectively control bladder spasms, thereby substantially modifying the need to urinate. Botox, injected into the bladder can cause the bladder muscle to relax, increasing its urinary storage capacity reducing the need to urinate. Such Botox treatment can be used by women who do not readily respond favorably to prescribed medications.