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HSPE: Modern lifestyle increases the incidence of urinary incontinence in women

HSPE: Modern lifestyle increases the incidence of urinary incontinence in women

Currently, one in four women over the age of forty suffer from this disease

Specialists from the Government Public Service Hospital (HSPE) warns of the spread of urinary incontinence in young women. Lorella Auricchio, a urologist at HSPE, draws attention to the risks, with one in four women over 40 currently suffering from the disease. This is because a large portion of women work for a long time sitting and do not take a break to go to the bathroom properly, and they retain urine. Ideally, every 3 or 4 hours, men and women empty their bladder to avoid incontinence or urinary tract infections.

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine and is common, especially in women. The possibility of leakage increases during pregnancy, as the abdomen grows and puts more pressure on the abdomen during this period. However, young women reported difficulty controlling their urine, due to their lifestyle.

There are two types of urinary incontinence: urgency, when it is not possible to get to the bathroom in time, or stress. In young women, urine leakage can usually be seen during intense, high-impact physical activities, such as weight lifting, running, and jumping.

In addition to sitting, smoking, drinking alcohol, obesity, poor diet, and lack of physical exercise also contribute to urine leakage. Urologist Lorella Auricchio promotes care to avoid urinary incontinence.

“If a person has only lost urine once in their life, because it was very tight, there is no problem. But you need to be careful if the condition recurs even a little bit. It is very common to see that people have returned to leaking urine normally, but the problem should be investigated Because they may be linked to other diseases, he explains that changing habits helps sometimes, but there are cases that require surgery (sling) for final treatment with the aim of improving the patient's quality of life.

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In addition to behavioral measures and lifestyle changes, there is another way to prevent conditions – specific physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic floor. In case of recurring urine loss, it is necessary to see a urologist for the correct diagnosis and the best treatment.

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