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Incontinence and Physiotherapy Singapore

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For the ladies and women, exercising the pelvic floor muscles regularly is very important as a woman has very high risks of developing incontinence in her life, and it can dampen her activities and lifestyle significantly

Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary or the accidental urination of the urine from the bladder, and up to 60% of the population experience urinary incontinence at some point in their lives.

What are the causes?

They can be caused by several factors such as ageing, menopause, pregnancy and childbirth, childbirth-related pelvic pains, cysts, trauma, post surgical or stress.

Symptoms of being Incontinent

A person is diagnosed with it if you have two or more of the following symptoms:

  1. Accidental or involuntary loss of urine or a continuous leakage of urine from the bladder.
  2. Frequent urge to urinate.
  3. Feeling that your bladder is always full or isn’t empty even after you have urinated.
  4. Difficulty urinating even if you have the urge.
  5. Urination triggered by movement or by coughing, sneezing,or laughing.
  6. The need to get up repeatedly at night to urinate.
  7. A start-and-stop stream during urination.

Types of Incontinent - Urinary

There are three main types, which are

Stress-Related - the most common form that affects both men and women. The bladder leaks with any activities or exercises that places a strain on the bladder, such as laughing, sneezing, coughing or running. Mainly caused by pelvic floor muscle weakness.

Urge-Related - involves strong urge to urinate followed by urination. This too affects both men and women. In many cases, people may have both types at the same time

Post Pregnancy Incontinence - Women are more at risk of developing urinary incontinence during pregnancy and childbirth, as their pelvic floor muscles become weakened. Most of the time, the problem resolves on its own but in some cases, there is an acquired trauma to the muscles and nerves of the pelvic floor during childbirth that can aggravate the condition and cause the incontinence to persist for months after childbirth

This topic may not be the most favorable topic for expecting mothers and happy husbands, but it is an extremely common condition that is usually mild and treatable, though there are those which are very severe and interferes with daily activities.

We understand that it can be very embarassing and sensitive to talk about, but it don't have to be. It is a very common problem and for most cases, straightforward and easily treatable with pelvic floor exercises that our physiotherapists will prescribe in our Singapore Physiotherapy Clinic. The exercises help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which supports the vagina, urethra and bowels.

However, if the strengthening exercises are not sufficient, we may need to activate the muscles by electrical stimulation using electrotherapy (sometimes, muscles weaken to the point of being too weak to be activated on its own - electrotherapy will stimulate the muscle lightly to "wake it up")

What else can I do to take care of myself?

  1. Reduce foods and beverages that contain caffeine, like coffee, tea, and chocolate.
  2. Reduce your intake of alcohol and carbonated drinks, since these can irritate the bladder.
  3. Drink 2 to 4 pints of water a day. Do not limit your intake of water as this will make the problem worse not better
  4. Add fibre to your diet if you have trouble with constipation.
  5. If you smoke, quit. Smoking can make you cough, triggering urine leaks.
  6. If you have mobility problems, make sure there’s a clear path to the bathroom. Wear clothes that you can take off easily.
  7. Use absorbent pads for security, and change them regularly.
  8. Keep a night light on to help you get to the toilet more easily atnight.

If you do suffer from this challenge, or you know someone who had confided in you, remember that patients need not suffer in silence. Book an appointment with our physiotherapist who will provide confidentiality and consideration with you as she assess and treat you to the best for your condition.

Where to next?

  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
  2. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
  4. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our incontinence page
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