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My father's chief complaints an history are ckd4, cad dcmp, dm type 2. Creatinine is 5.4 urea 130. Gone through colondoscopy recently after being discharged from icu. Please advice something for chronic constipation. He's on lot of nedicines like aplazar, cudo forte, minipress, amlopress, flavodon, prolomet, lasix &lazon.
We all have been in situations like sitting in a meeting for quite a long time, travelling to a remote area in a bus, last moment exam pressure and stress – one thing which is common in all the situations is that you want to hit “pause” to pee while being busy in specific tasks.
Whatever the reason, we’ve all held it in. But how long is too long, are there any health risks? yes! holding urine for long in bladder is giving direct invitation to disorder called as “urinary incontinence”.
What is urinary incontinence?
During the day, most people need to urinate about every three to four hours. Just how long you can comfortably hold your pee differs for everyone. If you aren’t staying hydrated, or if you’re losing fluids through perspiration, you may be able to hold in your urine for quite some time.
At night, most people under age 50 are able to hold urine for about eight hours. As you get older, though, you may find yourself getting up to make two to four bathroom trips. But, sometimes, your bladder may start overreacting, despite of your young age and gender, and you may urge to pee often. Sometimes, waiting to go is unavoidable and that’s okay. But, if you’re feeling pain or discomfort, you get an overwhelming urge to cross your legs to keep from peeing, or feel intense pain in the lower back or abdomen – there is something serious; which is called as urinary incontinence.
High incidences are seen in women as compared to males. There are different types of incontinence like stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence, functional incontinence and mixed incontinence.
Types of urinary incontinence
- Stress incontinence is when urine leaks because of sudden pressure on your lower stomach muscles, such as when you cough, sneeze, laugh, rise from a chair, lift something, or exercise. Stress incontinence usually occurs when the pelvic muscles are weakened, sometimes by childbirth, or by prostate or other pelvic surgery. Stress incontinence is common in women.
- Urge incontinence is when the need to urinate comes on too fast - before you can get to a toilet. Your body may only give you a warning of a few seconds or minutes before you urinate. Urge incontinence is most common in the elderly and may be a sign of an infection in the kidneys or bladder.
- Overflow incontinence is when you have a constant dribbling of urine. It’s caused by an overfilled bladder. You may feel like you can’t empty your bladder all the way and you may strain when urinating. This often occurs in men and can be caused by something blocking the urinary flow, such as an enlarged prostate gland or tumour. Diabetes or certain medicines may also cause the problem.
- Functional incontinence occurs when you have normal urine control but have trouble getting to the bathroom in time because of arthritis or other diseases that make it hard to move around.
- Mixed incontinence occurs when you have more than one of the above types of incontinence.
Causes of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence can be caused by different medical conditions including weak pelvic muscles, urinary tract infections (uti), diabetes and constipation. Some other common causes of urinary incontinence include the following:
- Decaffeinated tea and coffee
- Carbonated drinks
- Artificial sweeteners
- Corn syrup
- Foods that are high in spice, sugar or acid, especially citrus fruits
- Heart and blood pressure medications, sedatives, and muscle relaxants
- Large doses of vitamins b or c
If not treated, urinary incontinence can lead to recurrent urinary tract infection. It can also hamper the patient psychologically. It can affect the personal as well as professional life of an individual.
Homeopathy treatment for urinary incontinence
There are several treatments available for urinary incontinence. Bladder training is the main line of treatment in alternative medicine. It consists of training the bladder to hold the urine at least 10 min after the urge. In cases which do not respond well to behavioral training and exercises, medications and surgical procedures are prescribed in such cases.
Unlike conventional treatment, homeopathic treatment for urinary incontinence is known to treat the root cause of the disease without any side-effects. Homeopathy also takes care of the psychological damages caused by this condition.
- To avoid embarrassing urinary incontinence problem, answer nature's call. You can delay on occasion, but it should not be your norm otherwise it can have some significant side effects later on down the road.
- There are certain precautions which you can keep in mind to stay away from ui:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Practice pelvic floor exercises, especially during pregnancy
- Avoid bladder irritants, such as caffeine and acidic foods
- Eat more fiber, which can prevent constipation, a cause of urinary incontinence.
Every time when I try to poop urine comes out first then the bowel comes out but some times I feel like pooping but only urine comes out and it creates a sharp pain at the end of urination. She I try to push the bowel out automatically urine comes out Please suggest me something for that.
Hi doctor, I have been detected with high creatinine in my kidney last week, doctors suggest to do biopsy. I was suffering from fits 3 years back. Does kidney biopsy anyways trigger fits again?
I am having urine infection since marriage of three months. Does it effect In conceiving a child as I didn't conciev since three months of unprotected intercourse.
My stone in right kidney is 4.1 mm and in ureter it is 5.5 mm. I am suffering from migraine also. Please guide some dietary plan. As 4 year ago I have positive thyroid by only small amount but I gained a lot of weight. Whole day I used to have small meals but doesn't lose much weight. I am getting more fatty day by day and getting tensed due to these diseases.
Am having urine infection frequently evn though am not using public toilets, this infection reduce whn I use tab thn again ill get infctn, n am getting spots on my legs because of infection, my leg swells too much n fvr also, n those marks by spots will not leave easily, no dermatologist gave me a better medicine, how to get rid of dat spots n marks.
Actually I have a stone in my kidney yesterday I got report from ultrasound. So to get rid of it and what precaution should I take.
Each tiny action we commit involves the risk of a condition, disease or disorder. For instance, sneezing a bit too hard can rupture an eye vessel, or having your face right up against the wind in a moving bus can expose you to germs. Diabetes is as prevalent as common cold in every household and there is no end to the list of causes that can make you suffer from it. While regular check-ups, medications, insulin shots can help you cope, there are certain measures that if followed, can enable you to avoid the risk of secondary yet fatal diseases. Diabetic nephropathy is one such condition.
When Kidney is affected to the extent that it cannot perform its functions(like excretion of wastes in urine, filtering blood from waste, maintaining electrolyte balance,etc.) properly, it is called as Nephropathy. The reason behind kidney damage could be many, but if diabetes is the prime cause, it is known as diabetic nephropathy in medical terms.
A few features of this disorder are as follows:
- The kidneys comprise of several small blood vessels, which perform the function of sifting waste from your blood. Diabetes at an advanced stage can impede smooth functioning of these vessels. As a result, the kidneys malfunction or a person faces kidney failure.
- Nephropathy brings along some other health issues as well. A person's blood pressure may increase as a result, thus making him or her prone to heart attacks and strokes. Sharp rise in cholesterol and triglyceride levels has also been noticed.
- A doctor will check for the presence of a protein called albumin in the patient's urine to know if you suffer from nephropathy or not. Other tests to determine the functioning of kidneys are - S.Creatinine, eGFR, Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR), 24 Hour Urine Protein, Renal Function Tests, etc. A diabetic person should therefore go in for yearly tests.
In a given situation such as this, dialysis or kidney transplant comes to your aid. Both are done when kidney functions are irreversibly damaged. Dialysis can be of two kinds; Hemodialysis or Peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis (also called as Renal Replacement Therapy) remedies kidney damage and kidney failure by using a machine to extract salts, wastes and other fluids in excess from the blood to let your blood have a healthy composition. Dialysis should only be done under the supervision of an experienced nephrologist for best results. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.