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What is the treatment for Bladder Control in Men?

Men's Health By Meenakshi Chaudhary , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Feb 15, 2012
What is the treatment for Bladder Control in Men?

The treatment of the urinary incontinence depends upon the type of the condition and how bad your symptoms have become.

Quick Bites
  • Urinary incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine.
  • Treatment depends on the symptoms you have.
  • Behavioural strategies includes changes in diet and lifestyle.
  • Surgery is done in cases in which it is the only option that can cure the incontinence.

 

Bladder control or urinary incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine. Kidneys form urine which is then stored in the urinary bladder.  Urethra, a tube from the bladder leads to the prostate and member to the outside of the body.  A ring of muscles called urinary sphincter is present around this tube.  When the bladder gets filled with the urine, the sphincter stays squeezed shut while the bladder remains relaxed. The muscles and nerves work together to prevent the urine from leaking out the body.The nerve signals tell the muscles to squeeze when you need to urinate forcing the urine to pass from bladder to urethra. When the bladder squeezes the urethra relaxes allowing the urine to pass out of the body.

Bladder Control for Men

Causes

It may occur if the bladder squeezes at the wrong time or it squeezes too hard causing urine to leak out.Urine can also leak of the muscles of urethra are damaged or weak.
You may have too much urine in the bladder if it does not empty when it should. The urine may leak if the bladder gets too full. The urine may also build up in the bladder when urethra gets blocked. This can also cause leaking .Prostate treatment is one of the major causes of urinary incontinence in men.  However, short term incontinence after prostate surgery can go away on its own in younger men. The conditions that can lead to urge incontinence include: urinary tract infection, bowel problems, infection in the prostate gland , Parkinson’s diseases or stroke and bladder stones.

Treatment

Treatment

The treatmentof the urinary incontinence depends upon the type of the condition and how bad your symptoms have become.  The stages in which the treatment is done include: Behavioural strategies which involves changes in your diet, lifestyle and urinary habits. You will be prescribed medicines that treat infection or bladder muscle spasm.  Surgery is recommended in cases where it is the option that can cure the incontinence .

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Meenakshi Chaudhary
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamFeb 15, 2012

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