Bladder Control What Men Need to Know
- What kind of bladder control problems do men have?
- What causes bladder control problems in men?
- What can I do about bladder control problems?
Did you know many men develop bladder control problems as they get older?
But urine leakage, frequent urination, or the urgent need to urinate don’t have to be unavoidable parts of aging. Bladder control problems can be treated.
What kind of bladder control problems do men have?
- Urinary incontinence (UI) is the accidental leakage of urine. Urine can leak in three ways:
- when you cough, sneeze, or lift-actions that put pressure on the bladder
- following a sudden, strong urge to urinate
- as a constant dribbling; men with this problem usually need to urinate often and only pass small amounts of urine each time.
- Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time. You may have overactive bladder if you have two or more of these symptoms:
- urination eight or more times a day or two or more times at night
- the sudden, strong need to urinate immediately
- urine leakage that follows a sudden, strong urge to urinate