As we age, and very often their menopause, may sometimes not very good control over their bodies. In this article we will discuss the wet overactive bladder syndrome, a condition that forces many women to suddenly run into the bathroom hoping to not have it on me.
Overactive bladder is also known by the acronym OAB: Overactive Bladder.
It is caused by involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle, which unleashed the subject needs to pee resulting in involuntary loss of urine.
The causes are idiopathic or neurogenic character.
The first weapon in the fight against overactive bladder wet is a change of diet associated with a lifestyle appropriate with a lot of physical activity included. The overweight, for example, could crush the muscles and exert pressure on the bladder. It 'important to lose weight and regain their weight to improve the general welfare and the bladder.
one more word should be said about the diabetics. Diabetes, unfortunately, could change the functionality of the uro-genital and require more specific rehabilitation techniques of simple physical activity to 360 degrees: Kegel exercises, biofeedback and electrical stimulation.
As for the power, however, we should pay attention to drinks that contain caffeine and could exert diuretic: Coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcohol.
Attention also to artificial sweeteners and their ability to influence the control of bowel and the correct functionality of the bladder.
The first form of rehabilitative therapy that I can think of to cure the unwanted loss of urine provides specific exercises associated with electrical stimulation: all because you can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and urinary sphincter.
Then there would be drugs.
For women who have reached menopause, for example, it may be prescribed hormone therapy and estrogen replacement to strengthen muscle tone.
During menopause, in fact, it may present a weakening of the tissues and structures in the pelvic.
Other medications often prescribed are those that attenuate unwanted contractions of the bladder: antimuscarinic, are part of the class of anticholinergics.
Recently there is another drug, a beta-adrenergic receptor agonist 3: mirabegron.
The mirabegron has already been approved in Europe for the treatment of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence.
Unfortunately taking a medication does not always solve problems. Indeed there are many women who do not get the desired results through drug therapy.
In all of them I propose to inquire about a new therapy: the Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation or PTNS. Translated in Italian we call "percutaneous electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve." It is a process of neuro-modulation of lower urinary tract with roots that sink in traditional Chinese concepts of acupuncture.
Available data are extremely encouraging considering that the success of the treatment is almost guaranteed.
The sitting is similar to that of acupuncture: a very thin needle is inserted above the medial malleolus of the foot and subsequently is applied an electric current of the continuous type of the duration of 200 microseconds and the frequency of 20 Hz.
Each session lasts about 30 minutes and takes approximately 10/12 sessions for a full course.
Counted one or two applications per week.
All this happens in the absence of pain.
Usually the current used during the session is increased depending on the tolerance level of the patient. The practice is to increase it up to when the big toe does not flex or until other toes do not bend.