Stress incontinence in men is the most common form of urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs when urine accidentally leaks when you cough, sneeze or laugh. Physiotherapy with Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic can help to significantly to reduce symptoms that are associated with stress incontinence.
Urine is constantly travelling from your kidneys and is collected in your bladder. Your bladder then expands as it fills with urine. The bladder is a muscle and is kept closed by a valve called the sphincter until the bladder becomes full. When the bladder is full, the sphincter opens and urine is taken via a tube called the urethra to be passed.
Stress incontinence in men is when urine accidentally leaks due to a sudden increase in pressure or stress on the bladder, sphincter and urethra. This can occur in incidences such as sudden laughing, coughing or sneezing.
Stress incontinence in men is caused by weakness of the pelvic floor muscles so that these muscles, the bladder, sphincter and urethra cannot withstand any extra pressure or stress. The extra pressure in the abdomen means that the sphincter has difficulty staying closed and urine is leaked. The amount of urine that is leaked may vary and can either be a small or large quantity.
Stress incontinence in men can be caused by a number of reasons that result in weakening of the pelvic floor muscles.
Stress incontinence in men causes symptoms such as leaking of urine when you:
If you suffer from stress incontinence then we will work with you in a physiotherapy programme that will include treatment methods which focus on minimising the problems that you are experiencing. Treatment methods include: