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Weak Bladder Medication vs. Surgery

Weak BladderWhen people have incontinence they sometimes say that they have a weak bladder. There are different types of incontinence and not all can be attributed to a weak bladder. Bladder leakage could be the result of urinary tract infection rather than a weak bladder. Other symptoms of bladder infection include pain or burning during urination and an extremely urgent need to urinate without much urine actually being expelled.

Bladder Catheter Types

Bladder CatheterThere is a variety of bladder catheter types to choose from for effective bladder drainage, depending on your specific condition and catheter requirements. A catheter may be needed for a number of reasons, including urge incontinence or being unable to urinate and completely empty the bladder, and in some cases certain surgical procedures or medical conditions may require this drainage device as well. One factor with a bladder catheter is the size used, and catheters will come in varying sizes and use a number system to denote the size. A higher number means a larger diameter for the catheter, so the smallest possible number which is effective will be used.

Urethral Catheterization: Pros and Cons

Urethral CatheterizationUrethral catheterization is a routine procedure performed with a thin plastic tube inserted via urethra into the bladder for the purpose of urine drainage, obtaining a sterile urine specimen or instilling medications or irrigations into the urinary tract. Urethral catheterizations are categorized into one time use, referred to as intermittent, or for long term use, called indwelling.

7 Ways to Deal with Bladder Leakage

Bladder LeakageBladder leakage affects both men and women and has a lot of underlying causes. Women tend to develop more bladder leakage problems due to a weak bladder associated with hormonal changes, pregnancies, childbirth and aging. There are a lot of fine mechanisms that control the process of bladder release like pelvic and bladder muscles, sphincters, nerves and hormones. Any problems associated with these factors might cause bladder leakage problems and urge incontinence.