Temporary Urinary Incontinence

Temporary urinary incontinence can be short lived or lengthy depending on how aware a person is of the changes in their body and/or the medical reasoning behind these issues. Some examples of temporary urinary incontinence include:


  • Alcohol Consumption – It's nice to go out have cocktails after work or at family function, but alcohol works as a diuretic and a bladder stimulant. These two combinations can lead to extreme urges to go and is the reason why many college students out at the bar don't want to "break the seal."

  • Caffeine – Another major diuretic and bladder stimulant that will also send you racing to the bathroom. Caffeine is found in many edibles and beverages including chocolate, coffee, tea and soda. Caffeine can also be found in various medications. Over-ingestion of these consumables not only causes urinary incontinence but fatigue, mood-swings, and headaches.

  • Medications – As mentioned above, there are medications that contain caffeine which will contribute to incontinence problems. There are also many medications that do not contain caffeine that will also cause incontinence issues. Some of these medications are used for conditions including blood pressure or heart related medications, sedative drugs and muscle relaxers. Using some types of medications in combination with caffeinated consumables can also pose other dangers to your health and well-being.

  • Over-hydration – To illustrate the point of over-hydration, think about a sponge that you are running under water. The sponge will absorb, or hold, as much water as well…it can. Once the sponge has reached capacity, which no doubt has happened quickly, the water will drain out from the bottom of the sponge without  pressure being applied. The same goes for your bladder. The bladder has a fixed capacity, once you have reached the ""fill-line,"" fluid must be discharged. When consuming large quantities of liquids, especially in a short amount of time, the urgency to go will naturally occur.

  • Bladder Irritants – These, so appropriately named, constitute as a variety of consumables that can irritate the bladder. We have already spoken about caffeinated products but did you know that foods that are high in acids, sugars and spices can also cause temporary incontinence? Most likely when we are eating we are also consuming liquids. Individuals that have experienced temporary incontinence from these products may have attributed it to drinking that third glass of wine, or water before dinner.

  • Medical Conditions – The last culprit of temporary incontinence includes medical conditions. Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, carry incontinence as a symptom to the fullest. The constant feeling of needing to urinate and even when you have finished you still have the feeling that you need to go all indicate a possible UTI. If a Urinary Tract Infection is bad enough, you may sprint to the bathroom to make it on time. Constipation also can lead to urinary incontinence.

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