Incontinence and Physiotherapy Singapore
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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
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:
- Accidental or involuntary loss of urine or a continuous leakage of urine from the bladder.
- Frequent urge to urinate.
- Feeling that your bladder is always full or isn’t empty even after you have urinated.
- Difficulty urinating even if you have the urge.
- Urination triggered by movement or by coughing, sneezing,or laughing.
- The need to get up repeatedly at night to urinate.
- 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.
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?
- Reduce foods and beverages that contain caffeine, like coffee, tea, and chocolate.
- Reduce your intake of alcohol and carbonated drinks, since these can irritate the bladder.
- 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
- Add fibre to your diet if you have trouble with constipation.
- If you smoke, quit. Smoking can make you cough, triggering urine leaks.
- If you have mobility problems, make sure there’s a clear path to the bathroom. Wear clothes that you can take off easily.
- Use absorbent pads for security, and change them regularly.
- Keep a night light on to help you get to the toilet more easily atnight.
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
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our incontinence page
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assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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