Emotional problems of incontinence in women: how to fight them

July 20, 2012

  • Emotional problems of incontinence in women: how to fight them
  • What can be done

 emotional problems incontinence in women
 Urinary incontinence is primarily a physical problem that affects millions of people. But incontinence may also have an emotional strain on a person.

Family dinner went well until the moment when a condition known as urinary incontinence in women has not manifested itself. The woman was middle-aged Urge incontinence, sometimes called overactive bladder. As the name suggests, when there is a desire to go to the bathroom, it is often impossible to control. The urine leaked through the clothes on the chair with upholstery, which stood in the dining room. And her embarrassment did not go unnoticed. After harvesting, despite the fact that her sister and other family members assured her that everything was fine, she felt so humiliated, now that she had problems with accepting the invitation to visit.

Urinary incontinence in women - a physical process, but it can also have a psychological impact.

Emotional problems associated with incontinence

When the urinary incontinence in women may want to avoid social situations and even sexual intercourse, which in turn could lead to isolation and depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood

Incontinence - inconvenient thing, but if you have a medical examination after the first signs of incontinence, your doctor may suggest a variety of treatments that will improve or eliminate this condition.

Older women believe that it is quite common with aging, however, experts clarify that it is not. While this is a problem often seen in older women than in younger, it should not become a side effect of aging.

Urinary incontinence in women and depression

Depression is more common in women with urinary incontinence, and it is confirmed by a number of studies. In one such study, published in 2005, researchers found that almost three times as many women with incontinence were subjected to depression compared with those who did not have this problem.

The study involved nearly 6,000 women aged 30 to 90 years, and more than 40% of the cases in one degree or another, it was noted incontinence.

According to the results of another study published in 2005 it found that urinary incontinence is associated with depression in both men and women. And if a woman suffers from incontinence, her husband is also more prone to depression, the researchers found.

The impact of urinary incontinence in women's quality of life

Not surprisingly, the more incontinence manifests itself, the more influence it has on the quality of life, according to French researchers who interviewed 556 women with urinary incontinence, and compared them with more than 2 thousands of women without the disease. Such women have a lower self-esteem, a weakened state of health, as well as reduction of sexuality Nine ways to experience their sexuality  Nine ways to experience their sexuality
   compared to women with no problems with incontinence.

Urinary incontinence in severe forms should be regarded as a disability, the conclusion made by French researchers in a report published in 2006.

Urge urinary incontinence in women

While all types of urinary incontinence in women can cause emotional disorders, urgent incontinence brings more anxiety.

This unpredictable nature of urge incontinence makes it so unpleasant. Urge incontinence is not yet fully understood, but experts believe that the bladder muscle Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
   may send the wrong signals to the brain when the bladder seems fuller than it actually is. As a result, people with urge incontinence feels the urgent need to go to the toilet, even if they just did it.

Stress incontinence, which leads to leakage of urine when lifting objects, laughing, coughing, sneezing because of weakened pelvic floor muscles, less emotionally devastated. Women can find out what positions or situations predispose to stress incontinence and avoid them.

If you know, for example, that the simulator exercise can lead to leakage of urine, it can be avoided. If you know that sneezing can leak, then during a sneeze, you can cross your legs or squeeze your pelvic floor muscles.

But, in contrast to the stress urinary incontinence Urge incontinence occurs without warning, and especially frustrating. Before a woman has the opportunity to respond to the urge to go to the toilet, urine is already flowing down her leg.

The large volume of urine funneling associated with urge incontinence - this is another reason why this state is so heavy. Women with stress incontinence, usually urine flows in small amounts, perhaps for tea or tablespoon. But with urge incontinence in women may leak one or two cups of urine, saturating the absorbent pad Feminine pads - talk about wings  Feminine pads - talk about wings
   and soaking clothes.

Asthenozoospermia - a violation of sperm quality

April 11, 2010

  • Asthenozoospermia - a violation of sperm quality
  • What asthenozoospermia

 Almost 40% of all cases of difficulty in conceiving the culprit is man. Studying the causes of male infertility, doctors consider several factors: the number of sperm, the volume of seminal fluid (semen), morphology and motility, as well as the percentage of motile sperm.

Sperm motility is crucial for the process of fertilization, because they should be able to overcome the way from the vagina via the cervix to the fallopian tubes, where they are expected ready for a fertilized egg. Sperm must have sufficient momentum motion to penetrate the shell vitellinovuyu - transparent protective sheath covering the unfertilized egg. Low sperm motility - the second most common cause of male infertility. Of course, a woman can get pregnant even if the male partner is slow-moving sperm, but in this case the probability of conception is significantly lower.

Asthenozoospermia - a decrease in the number of motile sperm, in most cases, resulting in difficulty in conceiving.

According to the World Health Organization, the number of normal motile sperm should be 50% of the total number of sperm (or at least 6, 5 million per milliliter). Another indicator of sperm motility - the class.

 Asthenozoospermia - a violation of sperm quality

There are the following four classes of sperm motility:

  • Class A: progressively motile sperm;
  • Class B: slow progressively motile sperm;
  • Class C: sperm with the wrong movement;
  • Class D: sperm immobile.

 Asthenozoospermia - a violation of sperm quality

In motility influenced by the following factors:

  • exposure to high temperatures: sperm motility is reduced when they are exposed to high temperatures. This happens when a man has been veins of the spermatic cord (varicocele), or when it is a long time in the hot tub.
  • infection: testicular atrophy - a frequent side effect of some diseases, including mumps, tuberculosis Tuberculosis - a full recovery is not guaranteed  Tuberculosis - a full recovery is not guaranteed
 , Brucellosis, gonorrhea, typhoid, influenza, smallpox, syphilis. Sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, chlamydia) can reduce sperm motility, which contributes to male infertility, causing inflammation of the epididymis (epididymitis) or prostate (prostatitis).
  • poor diet: it is proved that nutrition affects fertility in males. The energy contained in the sperm, the mitochondria provide below the sperm head that burn L-carnitine L-carnitine - gives the body energy  L-carnitine - gives the body energy
   and acetyl-L-carnitine. Recent studies have shown that Proxeed, food additive Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
 Which contains these two proteins may improve fertility in males. Zinc deficiency and vitamin C can also be a cause of male infertility caused by low sperm motility.
  • sexual behavior: sexual intercourse affects the sperm motility: it goes down, if the ejaculation is preceded by a prolonged sexual activity.
  • Smoking: Smoking reduces sperm count and negatively affects their mobility, which contributes to male infertility.

 Asthenozoospermia - a violation of sperm quality

Treatment asthenozoospermia

Asthenozoospermia Treatment depends on the cause, caused it. Sometimes, to increase the mobility of sperm is enough to change lifestyle. Also, men are advised to take supplements of ginseng, vitamin C, zinc, and lycopene Lycopene: Natural ingredient for youthful skin  Lycopene: Natural ingredient for youthful skin
 . Varicocele remove surgically; by hot baths will have to give. To reduce the temperature of the testicles is also recommended not to wear tight facilitating melting and wide pants "Boxers."

The medical treatment of disorders of motility is quite expensive.

Generally, treatment is aimed at correcting the process of conception rather than the male physiology. In particular, intrauterine insemination is used: using a special device placed sperm directly into a woman's vagina, bypassing the cervix, to shorten the distance to the egg waiting in the fallopian tube. Another popular method is in vitro fertilization, where the egg is fertilized outside the woman's body, and then sits in the uterus.