Bladder Control problems affect one in three women over the age of 40 years, and it is common in women aging 60 years and above. Pregnancy is yet another reason for women facing Urinary Incontinence. Urinary Incontinence occurs in both males and females. In men, it can occur due to life events such as prostate. This article will discuss chronic Incontinence due to pregnancy and how emotional trauma is associated with it.

Bladder Incontinence affecting Women

Bladder Incontinence affects women physically and emotionally. The accidental leakage of the bladder forces women to change their lifestyle. Women facing stress incontinence have to stop themselves from physical activities. Nearly 23% of the women have to take work off due to stress incontinence. The changes happening within and outside the women's body due to bladder incontinence affects her adversely. Women suffering through overactive Incontinence are seen more depressed as compared to other types of incontinence.

Emotional Distress In Women Due To Incontinence

Physical activities that once were a part of women's lifestyle is affected due to incontinence problems. Women facing incontinence problems stop going to movies, meetings or even participate in religious services. These lifestyle changes in women cause her to feel depressed.

Incontinence Problems Causing Adverse Effects on Relationships

Another possible reason for emotional distress in women is that their relationship gets affected due to incontinence problems. Bladder leakage causes women to avoid intimacy. Women, while getting intimate, get worried about the bladder leakage. According to Nilson et al., 38% women and 32% of men reported that bladder incontinence problems created an adverse impact on their relationship. Also, 20% of women and 17% of men reported bladder incontinence reduced affection, proximity, and intimacy in their relationship.

Norton el al even quoted a few respondents' answers. Women expressed how uncomfortable and ashamed they felt for smelling bad when closely intimate with their partners. Some women expressed that urinary Incontinence is the cause of relationship breakdowns or divorces.

Bladder Incontinence Affecting Travel and Holiday Plans

Planning for holidays is usually fun, but with women suffering from bladder incontinence problems, it can be a traumatic experience. Incontinence problems in women often restrict them to visit new places with the fear of not finding a toilet nearby. The women facing incontinence problems fear he queues at the public restrooms and how they would cope with the urine leaks underway.

Women wearing bladder incontinence pads often worry about the leakage and the disposing of these pads.

Urinary Incontinence Affecting Employment

Urinary Incontinence is seen more in women who are employed. The problem of Urinary Incontinence affects women working life and performance. According to Fultz et al. women having symptoms of urinary Incontinence faced occupational restrictions. Working women facing bladder incontinence when participating in activities expressed how much worried they felt about getting wet in the office.

As per Fultz et al., 19% of women lost their concentration from work tasks, 29% women failed to perform the physical tasks as they were expected to and 34% of women felt their concentration abilities were disturbed due to frequent toilet breaks.

Urinary Incontinence is common in women, but the way it impacts a woman's lifestyle is detrimental. It affects her relationships and her ability to participate in physical activities. Doctors must guide the women and their partners on the necessary measures that can be taken to cure the condition. Other than this, some exercises and therapies can improve the patient's condition.

Author's Bio: 

The author is very much interested in women related health issues, so she always support women's and write about all the issues after too much research.