Urinary stress incontinence occurs when an activity, such as coughing or sneezing, causes a small amount of urine to leak from the urethra, which is the tube urine passes through. Stress incontinence (SI) is the most common type of incontinence suffered by women, especially older women. In addition, women who have given birth are more likely to have stress incontinence.With stress incontinence, movements and activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing and lifting put greater abdominal pressure on the bladder. That causes the leakage of urine.
A number of things can contribute to stress incontinence. However, it often results from weak muscles in the pelvic floor or a weak sphincter muscle at the neck of the bladder. A problem with the way the sphincter muscle opens and closes can also result in stress incontinence. Chronic coughing, smoking, and obesity may also lead to SI.Stress incontinence, especially in women, is often caused by physical changes to the body or weakening muscles. Things that can cause these changes include:Pregnancy and ChildbirthMenopauseSurgery in the pelvic area or the prostate (in men)Injury to the urethra areaProblems with muscles in the bladderSome medicinesAgeStress incontinence is far more common in women than men. If you have stress incontinence, you may feel embarrassed, begin to isolate yourself, or limit your work and social life, especially exercise and leisure activities. Amnion’s amniotic fluid cellular therapy is a revolutionary muscle repair procedure for regenerating and strengthening aging muscle tissue. Amnion treats your incontinence at the root by naturally rejuvenating and strengthening your weakened muscles, which allow them to more effectively stop the bladder from dropping down into a position that prevents the urethra from closing completely. The result is a total stop to leakage of urine thus, improving your overall well-being.