The causes of urinary incontinence in men are different from those in women. In men, urinary incontinence can be caused by prostate diseases, such as benign hyperplasia, radiation to the pelvic area, bladder cancer or sleep apnea syndrome. Finally, obesity contributes negatively here as well, since permanent pressure is exerted on the abdomen and bladder, leading to urinary incontinence. In the urethra of the man there is the clamp which acts as a security door for the urine that is inside it. Healthy men have the ability to control when this “door” opens.
Incontinence in men appears in various forms:
- Stress incontinence: when the loss is caused by the intra-abdominal pressure that men can exert with coughing or sneezing or even during daily exercise.
- Urge urinary incontinence: when men feel an urgent need to visit the toilet or when reaching it on time becomes difficult.
- Mixed incontinence: when men face both of the above types.
- Overflow incontinence: when the bladder does not empty completely during urination resulting in losses occurring after it.
The first and most important thing you need to do if you notice any of the above is to visit a specialist doctor, such as an urologist. The doctor is the only one who can make the correct and complete diagnosis and suggest solutions and treatments.
It is important to know that most men with urinary incontinence can find permanent treatment, but also products designed specifically for men that will definitely boost their confidence, as they will not have to be deprived of any activity!