Stress Urinary Incontinence, or, SUI, for short, is a condition that affects many men across the world. It is a condition where there is involuntary leaking from the urethra (which is the tube from which urine passes) upon coughing, sneezing or exertion.
Physical changes in the body often cause Stress Urinary Incontinence. Many things can contribute to this, such as weakened muscles in the pelvic floor or sphincter. In some cases of SUI, the bladder drops down to a position that prevents the urethra from closing completely which results in the leakage of urine.
The main symptom of Stress Urinary Incontinence is leakage of urine at times when you are engaged in physical movements or activity. Prime examples include laughing, coughing, exercise or lifting. The leakage of urine may be as small as a few droplets or even a squirt or in some cases, a full stream of urine.
There are several self-help techniques that you can use to treat SUI temporarily such as Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles, weight loss which has been proven to help with reducing SUI and timing your bathroom trips to visit the bathroom when you know you are going to start leaking. We have provided some more detailed information about these activities below:
Should you feel as though your Stress Urinary Incontinence is becoming a problem you can speak to your Doctor about the available treatment options. At Moorgate Andrology, we offer the AMS 800 Urinary Control System which is an artificial urinary sphincter entirely placed inside your body to help you control when you urinate.