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10 causes of urine leakage

  1. Undesired urine loss can have several causes. The most common in women is a weakened pelvic floor. In men, the prostate is often the culprit. Ten causes of urine leakage in a row.

1. Weakening of the pelvic floor muscles

  1. For women, the most common cause of urine leakage is a weakening of the pelvic floor muscle due to pregnancy, childbirth or menopause. Once this muscle loses its elasticity, light exertion such as lifting, running, or even laughing and sneezing can lead to involuntary leakage of urine. Pelvic floor exercises can prevent or reduce this problem.

2. Prostate problems

  1. An enlarged prostate or prostate surgery often makes it difficult to urinate or pass it out. This also means that 'dripping after' (Post Micturition Dribbling or PMD) is common. This means that after you urinate, when your bladder seems to be empty, you still lose small amounts of urine. Men suffer from this, it is best to go to the doctor; there are drugs that can help.

3. Urinary tract or bladder infection

  1. A urinary tract infection occurs when too many bacteria enter the urethra and bladder. This causes the lining of the urethra or bladder to become inflamed (lower urinary tract infection). If the bacteria grows in large quantities on or in the mucous membranes, an inflammatory reaction arises to get these bacteria away. If you are prone to infections, these can make the bladder overactive and stimulate it extra. A trip to the doctor is then necessary. The symptoms are: Urinating often, usually only in small amounts Urge complaints, you always have the feeling that you have to urinate, even after urinating Pain in the lower abdomen Burning sensation in the urethra when urinating Blood in the urine Cloudy and foul-smelling urine Urine leakage

4. Medicines

  1. Certain medications can cause involuntary leakage of urine as a possible side effect. If you suspect this is the case with you, discuss this with your doctor.

5. Constipation

  1. Constipation puts pressure on your bladder and urinary tract. Â Â Â

6. Drinking too little

  1. If you drink too little, your urine will become more concentrated; there is proportionally more waste in the urine. This irritates the bladder. If you drink little for a long time, your bladder can hold less and less urine over time. So try to drink enough (water). Avoid alcohol or highly carbonated drinks. Too much alcohol is one of the most common reasons for involuntary leakage of urine.

7. Chronic cough

  1. Coughing puts pressure on your bladder and lower abdominal muscles, which can cause involuntary leakage of urine. For example, smoking can lead to chronic coughing fits.

8. Overweight

  1. Obesity puts pressure on your bladder and pelvic floor muscles. This can lead to urine leakage.

9. Old age

  1. Symptoms such as forgetfulness and dementia can cause you to lose control over your bladder and bowels. In addition, vital body functions can decrease as you get older.

10. Disease Stroke, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and dementia can affect the nervous system and therefore the signals to the bladder. Damage to your brain or spinal cord can cause you to lose control of your bladder or bowels. This can be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of your condition. Also read Why you should never 'pee stripes' 12 questions about urine leakage Unintentional leakage of urine: will you ever get rid of it? Don't miss anything?

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