Don’t ne­glect blad­der prob­lems

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - HTC

With age, we come faceto-face with many health prob­lems, and most peo­ple will agree that uri­nary in­con­ti­nence is one of them. It is well-known that many older peo­ple suf­fer from the prob­lem and sadly many think it’s a reg­u­lar part of age­ing. The truth is that it does not have to be. Urol­o­gists are urg­ing those suf­fer­ing silently to con­sult their doc­tors. De­pend­ing on the cause of the prob­lem, there are dif­fer­ent ways such as cer­tain life­style mod­i­fi­ca­tions and medicines that will help them to re­gain one’s con­trol over the blad­der. Dr S L Tolani, se­nior urol­o­gist, Monilek Hospi­tal & Re­search Cen­tre, Jaipur, in­forms, “Our blad­der is a vi­tal part of our body, but we rarely think about it un­til it gives us trou­ble. Fre­quent uri­na­tion, urine leak­age and the con­stant feel­ing of need­ing ‘to go’ can be both un­com­fort­able and em­bar­rass­ing.” Lack of phys­i­cal ex­er­cise, seden­tary life­style and nor­mal agere­lated loss in the num­ber of mus­cle fi­bres puts our elderly pa­tients at a higher risk of de­vel­op­ing in­con­ti­nence. If you’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms of over­ac­tive blad­der, like an urge to pee eight or more times a day, uri­nary leaks, or the need to wake up to pee twice or more per night, con­sult a urol­o­gist. In­con­ti­nence be­ing so­cially em­bar­rass­ing can lead to the with­drawal of the in­di­vid­ual from so­cial life and lead to low self-es­teem and de­pres­sion. DIS­CLAIMER: The ve­rac­ity of any health claim made in the above ar­ti­cle is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the con­cerned hospi­tal/doc­tor.


If you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an over­ac­tive blad­der, uri­nary leaks, etc., con­sult a urol­o­gist

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