Is urine leakage normal?

xixTo answer this question, we first need to differentiate between normal and common in this case. Normal is something that conforms to what is expected, with what is right, natural. Common is what is frequent, which is seen a lot.

According to the International Incontinence Society – International Continence Society, urinary incontinence is defined as a condition in which there is an involuntary leakage of urine. It is estimated that one in 25 people may experience urinary incontinence throughout their lives. About 40% of women, after menopause, lose urine involuntarily and approximatelyincontinencia-urinaria-tratar 10% of men who undergo prostate surgery they also experience urinary incontinence for a period. Studies show that this condition of urinary leakage is present in around 30% of the elderly, while in hospitalized elderly it is between 40% and 70%, as well as 50% in institutionalized elderly. It is a condition that not only prevails in elderly women, but also young and middle-aged women.

The exact number of people affected by urinary incontinence may be much higher than current estimates, as it is believed that most people affected do not seek help out of shame or because they feel that there is no treatment and that the problem is a normal consequence of aging. Urinary incontinence can lead to a clinical picture of depression, isolation and shame, thus altering social life and decreasing quality of life. Therefore, it is necessary to give due importance to this problem!

Urinary incontinence is not normal, even with the increase age! After all, it is treatable. Often, this treatment is quick and effective!

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