Unangenehmer Begleiter: Inkontinenz während und nach der Schwangerschaft

Unpleasant companion: incontinence during and after pregnancy

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Incontinence and bladder weakness are issues that affect many people over the course of their lives. However, shame and ignorance often lead to those affected suffering in silence and losing valuable quality of life.

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In today's article we deal with the topic: Incontinence during / after pregnancy

Unpleasant companion: incontinence during and after pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth are a wonderful but also physically demanding time for women. In addition to the well-known symptoms such as nausea and back pain, involuntary urine loss can also occur.

What is incontinence?

Incontinence, also known as bladder weakness, is the loss of bladder control, which leads to the uncontrolled discharge of urine. This can happen in various situations, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or carrying heavy objects.

How common is incontinence during and after pregnancy?

Incontinence is unfortunately not uncommon during and after pregnancy. Studies show that up to 60% of pregnant women and up to 30% of women after giving birth suffer from some form of incontinence.

Causes of incontinence during and after pregnancy:

There are many causes of incontinence during and after pregnancy. The most important factors are:

  • The growing baby: During pregnancy, the growing baby puts pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor. This can weaken the muscles and lead to involuntary urine loss.
  • Hormonal changes: The hormonal changes during pregnancy and after birth can affect bladder function and impair bladder control.
  • Difficult birth: A long or difficult birth can lead to injuries to the pelvic floor muscles, which in turn can promote incontinence.
  • Obesity: Obesity can increase pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor, contributing to incontinence.

Types of incontinence:

There are several types of incontinence that can occur during and after pregnancy:

  • Stress incontinence: The most common form of incontinence in pregnant women and women after childbirth. It occurs during physical exertion, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or carrying heavy objects.
  • Urge incontinence: Sudden and strong urge to urinate, often associated with uncontrolled loss of urine.
  • Overflow incontinence: The bladder cannot hold urine properly and there is constant dripping.
  • Mixed forms: Often several forms of incontinence occur simultaneously.

Treatment options:

The treatment of incontinence depends on the type and severity of the symptoms. In most cases, incontinence can be treated well with conservative measures. These include:

  • Pelvic floor training: Bladder control can be improved through targeted training of the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Tissue tightening: In the case of stress incontinence, vaginal tissue tightening can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and support the urethra.
  • Medications: In some cases, medications can help improve bladder function.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the incontinence.

Tips for everyday life:

In addition to the treatment options mentioned above, there are some tips that can help you better deal with incontinence in everyday life:

  • Wear absorbent aids: Pads, liners or pants can help to absorb urine and thus protect clothing from getting wet.
  • Go to the toilet regularly: Avoid filling your bladder for too long and go to the toilet regularly, even if you do not feel a strong urge to urinate.
  • Avoid bladder irritants: Avoid drinks such as coffee, alcohol and carbonated drinks as these can irritate the bladder and increase the urge to urinate.
  • Healthy weight: Maintain a healthy weight, as excess weight can increase pressure on the bladder.
  • Quit smoking: Smoking can weaken the pelvic floor muscles and thus contribute to incontinence.

Conclusion:

Incontinence during and after pregnancy is a common problem, but it doesn't have to be a quality of life issue. With the right treatment and support, most women can get their symptoms under control and lead a carefree life again.

Important:

If you suffer from incontinence, it is important that you consult your doctor or



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