The topic of bladder weakness is still a taboo, although in Germany around 4 million people suffer from this disease, in the vast majority of women. But not only older women are affected, but the bladder weakness can be quite a problem even at a young age. Often a bladder weakness in women can be attributed to a so-called pelvic floor weakness. The musculature of the pelvic floor is weakened so that the position and function of the bladder are influenced. Therefore, the closing force is sometimes no longer sufficient. Especially with physical exertion such as lifting and stooping or also when sneezing and laughing it can come to the dripping drop of urine.
Disorders in the pelvic floor area
Medically, pelvic floor weakness is referred to as stress incontinence. However, stress here does not mean emotional stress, but physical effort. There are many reasons for disturbances in the bladder-pelvic floor system. These include z. As general connective tissue weakness, a hypersensitive bladder muscles, pregnancies / births or hormonal changes through the menopause. Other causes include long-lasting stress such as chronic cough or chronic constipation.
To strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, a special pelvic floor exercise should be performed regularly. For this purpose, courses are offered by adult education centers. At the same time the bladder function can be supported by herbal medicines. Other treatments include biofeedback or electrostimulation. In severe cases, when the muscle is unstoppable, surgery helps.