urinary incontinence causes

The human body is both a marvel and a mystery. Each day throws up revelations and surprises about its functions. Incontinence and reduced sexual urge in the elderly? Is there any connection? Yes, there is.

All About Urinary Incontinence

As age begins to take its toll, the bladder goes weak and complaints of involuntary leakage of urine become urgent and compulsive. This involuntary or accidental leakage of urine in order to relieve the bladder is urinary incontinence. This is referred to as Overactive Bladder (OAB).

It is widespread and varies in severity from small leaks to complete bladder control. Incontinence falls into following classifications: Stress, urgency-typified, or mixed incontinence. Up to almost 40 % women in age excess of 60 years and men up to 12% exceeding 65 years fall prey to this problem.

The symptoms of urinary incontinence include weak urine flow, frequent urination,urine infection and an uncontrollable bladder leakage, a condition that accentuates during the night.

How does Urinary Incontinence’s impact on your Sex Life?


Incontinence during sex can be embarrassing and can act as a deterrent to sex. Through studies conducted under the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the prevalence of urinary incontinence and its correlation with age and sex established that there was a definite decline in sexual activity with advancing years. This happens primarily because sexual activity exerts extra pressure on the abdomen catalysing urine leakage resulting in men facing physical and emotional challenges and avoiding sex altogether.

What are the Causes of Urinary Incontinence?

Bladder issues are an inevitable part of the ageing process. As you age the bladder function control loses strength and weight could put extra pressure on the bladder. Smoking, drinking as well as diabetes could also lead to higher risk of bladder issues. Age also heralds prostatitis or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH or prostatic hyperplasia), which is an enlarged prostate situation resulting in increased psa,prostate cancer ,prostate cancer symptoms and urinary incontinence. Prostate removal due to cancer could also lead to weakened pelvic floor muscle leading to urine leakage.

How to prevent male urinary incontinence during sex?

The good news is men can take control and avoid embarrassing situations in the bedroom by reducing fluid intake before sex, completely empty bladder before sex, avoid caffeinated drinks or foods like chocolate and keeping a thick towel nearby.


There are various other options for prostatitis treatment ,benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and urinary incontinence that can be implemented to help treat prostatitis symptoms  such as kegel exercises, improved diet avoiding bladder irritants food and drinks as well as having natural cure for bph such as Alchemlife‘s Prostaquil that help promote healthy prostate health and functions , thus, in turn, preventing leaking urine, frequent urination and urinary urgency.

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