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Urinary Urgency in Women

Urinary Urgency in Women

Urinary urgency in women is a common problem that many ladies face. Why does this come about and what does it spell for them is what we shall be looking at in the article that follows.
Rujuta Borkar
Doesn't it seem like some women have very little bladder control? They seem to visit the ladies room way too often. Like the minute they have something to drink, there they are running to the bathroom. At other times though, there is no apparent reason, and they are still running to the ladies room. Why is that happening? Is it psychological? Can they control it if they try to? Does frequent urination in women spell trouble? All these doubts and more will be answered in the article that is to follow and help us understand why this condition comes about and what the varied solutions for the urinary frequency and urgency in women are.
Causes
Urinary urgency, as the term suggests, is the uncontrollable urge to urinate. What are the reasons that lead to frequent urination? Let us learn the causes in the paragraphs that are to follow.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infection is one of the most common reasons that can lead to urinary urgency. An infection to the urinary tract causes a constant irritation to the urethral lining and that leads to the feeling that there is a need to constantly urinate. A urethral irritation can also cause a burning sensation. Other than that, a bladder infection, bladder stones as well as tumors can lead to the feeling of urinary urgency.
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence in women is a common cause for urinary frequency. Urinary incontinence is when one has no control over the bladder and it therefore leads to involuntary loss of urine. This is caused by weakened urinary walls and the structures that prevent the urine from escaping. The muscles and nerves of the bladder are weakened and therefore they lead to frequent spasms and contraction of muscles. Thus causing urinary urgency in women.
Underlying Conditions
Urgency to urinate can also be a symptom of several underlying conditions like dementia, overactive bladder syndrome, hysterectomy, enlarged prostate, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, heart strokes, spinal cord injury and interstitial cystitis. All these conditions, when they affect the body can cause constant urination as a major symptom.
Excess Water Intake
The intake of excess water can lead to urinary urgency. Especially if there is a drop in temperatures which reduces the dispelling of excess water from the body by way of sweating or any method. Therefore the bladder is the only source that has to rid the body of excess water. In such a condition there is pressure on it. Along with that, drinking stimulants like coffee and tea are known to lead to the feeling of constant urination.
Pregnancy
Another common cause for urinary urgency is pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the uterus expands and presses against the bladder. Thus putting it under pressure and leading to the urge for constant urination.
Medication
There are several medication forms that lead to the side effect of an uncontrollable urge to urinate. These might include medication forms that are used to treat blood pressure, heart problems, certain sedatives, muscle relaxants and others.
Treatment
Several tests might be conducted to check for problems in the nature of urine. Based on these tests, any underlying problems can be found and the specialized treatment for the same be started. Other than that there might be certain exercises that might be administered which will help to strengthen the loosened pelvic and bladder muscle, and thereby increase the efficiency of the bladder to control involuntary and urgent urination. Along with that, managing the fluid and diet intake can also help to gain control over this problem.
Certain medication forms can also be given that will help to bring the condition under control. In cases where none of the treatment forms work, surgery might be the only option to explore.
Urinary urgency in women is one of the more common problems that women face. A look at the causes and treatment forms of the same will have keyed you in on how serious this condition can be. And therefore if you ever suspect something wrong, immediate action needs to be taken.