Overactive bladder, bladder weakness, bladder infection – many women are affected by these problems. Our interactive test helps you to differentiate the various symptoms and learn more about the cause of your symptoms. Please note that the test can in no way replace a medical diagnosis – it should only be used as an aid or preparation before your medical consultation.
Note: As a guideline going to the toilet up to 8 times a day is within the normal range; increasing the amount you drink can also lead to an increase in urination in the short term.
The most common urinary tract infection in women is a bladder infection. It is characterised by a burning sensation or pain when urinating. The urine may be cloudy, its odour may be different or there may be blood in the urine. Consult your doctor to identify the cause and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Urine analysis can also make sure that there are no bladder stones or urethra infections present.
Sudden urge to urinate even if the bladder is not full? Is the urge to urinate sometimes followed by involuntary loss of urine? These symptoms may indicate urge incontinence or an overactive bladder.
Does coughing, laughing, sneezing, climbing stairs or lifting a heavy object lead to involuntary loss of urine? Then this may indicate stress incontinence.
In women who have given birth multiple times, who are obese or have gone through menopause, the pelvic floor muscles aren’t as strong anymore, so that the bladder can no longer be closed reliably.
Medicine can not fully explain why an overactive or irritable bladder occurs. Hormonal imbalances, chronic infections, neurological underlying diseases (Parkinson's disease, stroke) psychosomatic causes (stress) can all be possible explanations.
Possible measures are:
When involuntary urine loss occurs due to the relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles as they are put under stress or exertion (stress incontinence). Urinary incontinence can also occur together with an overactive bladder.
To help to alleviate the symptoms it can be recommended:
Overactive bladder is characterized by the urgent and frequent need to go to the toilet. For about one-third of all those affected, involuntary leakage of urine (incontinence) is an accompanying symptom. Therefore not all sufferers of an overactive bladder suffer from urge incontinence
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UROSTEMOL Men & Femina, these are traditional herbal medicinal products for use in the relief of lower urinary tract symptoms related to an overactive bladder or bladder weakness, exclusively based upon long-standing use. Visit your doctor before use to rule out any underlying conditions. Always read the leaflet.
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