Why Am I Peeing So Much All of a Sudden?
Urinary incontinence can be a frustrating and uncomfortable problem to deal with. There are many reasons why you may suddenly start peeing yourself, and identifying them early on can sometimes make them a lot easier to treat.
The most common causes of urinary incontinence
Let’s explore some of the common causes of urinary incontinence as well as some helpful tips and tricks for dealing with the problem.
1. Overactive bladder
A possible cause of urinary incontinence is an overactive bladder (OAB) which can cause involuntary contractions of the bladder. This may make you feel like you need to pee more often - which can be frustrating - but there are several treatments available to help manage your symptoms. Your healthcare provider may recommend pelvic floor exercises, medication, or lifestyle changes to help you regain control.
2. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
One of the most common causes of urinary incontinence is urinary tract infections (UTIs). Although UTIs can be uncomfortable, they are easily treatable with antibiotics. By seeing your healthcare provider as soon as possible, you can clear up the infection and prevent any further complications.
3. Weakened pelvic floor muscles
Pregnancy, giving birth, some cancer treatments, and obesity are just a few of the reasons why you may be experiencing weakened pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, a weak pelvic floor can contribute to urinary incontinence. There are medical treatments for weakened pelvic floor muscles like electrical stimulation, but you can also help to build strength in the comfort of your own home by doing certain exercises.
4. Certain neurological conditions
Certain neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, can also cause urinary incontinence. This can happen due to a disruption in the signals between the brain and the bladder, but doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. By working closely with your healthcare provider and following a personalised treatment plan, you may be able to effectively manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
It's also worth noting that some medications, such as certain antidepressants, sedatives, and hormone replacement therapy, can cause urinary incontinence as a side effect. If this side effect is bothering you, have a chat with your healthcare provider to see if you have any other options.
How to deal with the symptoms of urinary incontinence
Although it is a good idea to solve the problem of incontinence where possible, you can still feel comfortable day to day before you get there. We have a range of high quality and discreet incontinence products, from;
- insert pads
- chair pads
- pull up pants
Incontinence is common, so living with it should not have to be uncomfortable.
Don't let the constant need to pee stop you from living a full life
Always remember that there are many options available to help you manage your incontinence effectively. With the right treatment and support, you can regain control over your bladder and enjoy a more comfortable and confident life. Don't hesitate to see your healthcare provider if you're experiencing any symptoms – they're here to help!