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Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) refers to the leakage of urine from the external orifice of urethra due to increased abdominal pressure such as sneezing or coughing. Symptoms include involuntary urine discharge when abdominal pressure increases due to coughing, sneezing and laughing. The sign is the involuntary outflow of urine from the urethra as abdominal pressure increases. Urodynamic examination showed that during the pressure measurement of a full bladder, the abdominal pressure was increased without detrusor contraction and the urine was lost at will.

Main Symptoms
Involuntary urine discharge occurs when abdominal pressure increases.

Main Causes
Fertility, obesity, age factors, chronic constipation, chronic cough, heavy physical labor, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor surgery

Epidemiology
23% to 45% of the female population have varying degrees of incontinence, 7% have significant symptoms of incontinence, about 50% of which are stress incontinence.

Dangers of Incontinence

A long time of urine leakage can cause immeasurable physical and mental damage.
First of all, it is the basis of some other diseases, involuntary leakage of urine will make some areas stay in a humid environment for a long time, which is easy to cause bacteria breeding and urogenital system inflammation, leading to the perineum and inner thigh skin eczema and even ulcers; besides, wearing pad and other nursing supplies will result in allergic reactions in some areas;
Secondly, it will cause mental illness. Patients may experience anxiety, depression, awkward and other negative emotions, and severe cases may cause insomnia and depression;
Finally, urinary incontinence is known as "social cancer". Due to long-term enuresis, patients have peculiar odor, which severely restricts their social activities, sports activities and physical work.
In short, urinary incontinence threatens the physical and mental health of patients, seriously affecting the quality of life of patients.

So how do you know whether you're stress urinary incontinence or not?

  1. Do you leak urine when you cough or sneeze?
  2. Do you leak urine when bending, squatting or lifting things?
  3. Do you leak urine while jogging, skipping or other sports?
  4. Did you leak urine when walking or going down stairs?


If you have more or less of these situations, then you should beware of ‘urinary incontinence’.

Treatment:

  1. 1.Good Lifestyle: Losing weight, quitting smoking, changing your diet, etc.
  2. Acupuncture
  3. Pelvic floor muscle training: continuous contraction of pelvic floor muscles (levator anal movement) for 2 ~ 6 seconds, relaxation for 2 ~ 6 seconds, repeat 10 ~ 15 times, 3 ~ 8 times a day, for more than 8 weeks or longer. This method is convenient and suitable for all types of stress urinary incontinence.

Acupuncture and moxibustion can effectively stimulate bladder, urethral sphincter and other acupoints, as well as regulate related acupoints as a whole, so as to achieve the effect of strengthening the foundation. Thus, all kinds of uncomfortable symptoms can be improved and some can even be cured.

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