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Causes

Urine loss has many causes and it may just be a temporary problem or a more persistent condition. Knowing the cause of the urine loss is the first step to find a solution for prevention or control.

TEMPORARY CAUSES


  • Consumption of alcohol, caffeine and other diuretics.
  • Excessive consumption of liquids.
  • Urinary infections.
  • Consumption of fizzy drinks, sodas, citrus fruits and juices and sweeteners which are irritating to the bladder..
  • Taking medicines, particularly for blood pressure, heart, flu, cold, as well as sedatives, antidepressants, diuretics and muscle relaxants.


PERMANENT CAUSES


  • Weakness of the bladder muscles.
  • Loss of oestrogen after menopause.
  • Pregnancy and / or childbirth, with impairment of the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Pelvic surgery and hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus).
  • Surgery to treat prostate diseases.
  • Neurological damage caused by diabetes, multiple sclerosis, parkinson, stroke, brain tumours and spinal injuries.
  • Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis).
  • Bladder stones and cancer.


See your doctor for full diagnosis to find possible causes, treatments and solutions for urine loss.