What is Overflow Urinary Incontinence?
Overflow Urinary Incontinence
Overflow Urinary Incontinence occurs when the bladder muscles cannot squeeze properly and it becomes difficult to completely empty the bladder of urine. When the bladder does not empty properly, you experience “dribbling”, or leakage of urine. Overflow Incontinence can also be caused by bladder obstruction, so you may experience a weak flow of urine when passing fluid. The blocked, full bladder puts pressure on the urethra and it is hard to pass urine.
Because the bladder is unable to empty completely, it quickly fills up with any liquid intake. The constantly full bladder can cause the bladder and its muscles to gradually stretch, become floppy, and weaken. With weak muscles and an obstruction in your bladder flow you may constantly feel full, like there is a tightly tied water balloon sitting in your pelvis. You may also feel strained when attempting to urinate. The causes may create other symptoms also associated with Overflow Urinary Incontinence. Your brain may not be signaled to go the toilet, so dribbling in public is an often occurrence. The lack of warning to urinate may cause you to wet yourself as you sleep as well. Overnight briefs for Incontinence provide heavy absorbency so you can avoid cleaning up a wet bed in the morning.
The known causes of Overflow Incontinence include injury to the nervous system, damage to pelvic floor muscles, and damage to the urethral sphincter. Diseases such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Spina Bifida, and diabetes can interfere with the workings of your bladder muscles. Certain medications, over the counter medications and herbal products can also interfere with bladder function. Overflow Incontinence is mostly found in men because it can also be caused by an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia), and prostate related surgery. Overflow Urinary Incontinence may be inconvenient and uncomfortable, but there are treatments to put your mind and body at ease. For example, adult pull on underwear like the Tena Knit Adult Pull On Underwear proves comfortable and absorbent.