Link between Birth Control and Bladder Weakness
It has been always considered that incontinence is a condition that occurs in women although few men can undergo it as well. But high number of females suffers from bladder weakness principally because of the trauma that has undergone their bodies during child birth and pregnancy. The pelvic floor muscles are usually stretched, weakened or damaged due to the rigors of delivering a child.
This does not imply that continence problems are faced by a woman instantly after child birth (although there are chances) but the possibility of her developing urge or stress incontinence are high.
Stress incontinence is quite common and takes place if the muscles which protect and support the bladder become impaired. During this, there is a susceptibility of the bladder to the outside pressure & even the plain sneeze can cause flow of urine involuntarily. Also, if the urinary bladder doesn't have proper support, it might crease into itself or be "knocked" by some other organ resulting in stress which causes an issue. You can control this issue by proper exercise sessions and diet routine.
When you feel the impulse that you need to positively, utterly have to go and can't control, then it is Urge incontinence. There are several factors which contribute to this situation such as bladder infection, stroke, and bladder stones, urinary tract infection and spinal cord injuries. Medicines can basically treat this condition.
There is a new expectation that oral contraceptives may be an option to curtail both the types of incontinence. A study conducted by a Swedish health organization evaluated females of age 21 to 45 so that it can be determined whether the hormone secreting IUDs or the pill has any influence on the bladder weakness. Once the adjustments of the results of pregnancy, weight and other factors are done, it was calculated that females using the pill had 43% reduced likeliness of facing stress incontinence and a 63% reduced possibility of suffering from urge incontinence than those females who didn't use any birth control.
Shockingly no difference observed between females with the IUDs and those females who didn't use anything.
This research put up one more consideration to talk about with the doctor to stop the bladder weakness.
The study which was conducted by the Annals of Internal Medicine tried to seek out the potential risk factors responsible for urinary incontinence in never-pregnant and young women. It was revealed that those females who were active sexually and did not use oral contraceptive pills were at higher potential risk: nearly 22% suffered from urinary issues in the last month. This was in comparison to the rates of about 10% of women who either never had sex or were active sexually along with the Pill.
The relation to sexual performance might be cause of the urinary tract infections. Those women who are sexually active are prone to UTI, and incontinence can be triggered in them. But the conclusions of the birth control and bladder weakness studies are not clear yet.