Blasenschwäche bei Frauen: Wenn die Kontrolle verloren geht

Bladder weakness in women: When control is lost

Together against the taboo: Open exchange about incontinence and bladder weakness

Sharing knowledge and experience to remove the taboo surrounding incontinence:

Incontinence and bladder weakness are issues that affect many people over the course of their lives. However, shame and ignorance often lead to those affected suffering in silence and losing valuable quality of life.

That is why it is important to us to create an open and informative space on this platform.

Our goal:

  • To make facts and information about incontinence and bladder weakness easily accessible.
  • To collect reports from those affected in order to shed light on individual perspectives.
  • To promote exchange and mutual support.
  • To break taboos and demystify incontinence.

Only by talking openly about the issue can we offer those affected the help and support they need while improving the quality of life for everyone.

On this platform you will find:

  • Comprehensive information on the different forms of incontinence and bladder weakness.
  • Tips and advice for everyday life with incontinence.
  • Helpful addresses and contact points for those affected and their relatives.
  • Touching reports that provide courage and inspiration.

Share your experiences and questions with us!

Your contributions and comments are important to us in order to make this platform a lively and informative place.

Together we can take incontinence out of the taboo zone and offer those affected the support they deserve.

Because incontinence is not a shame, but an issue that concerns us all.


In today’s article we will deal with the topic:

Bladder weakness in women: When control is lost

Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is a widespread problem that affects millions of women throughout their lives.

While the reasons are varied, the most common forms of incontinence in women can be divided into six categories:

1. Stress incontinence:

Stress incontinence is the most common form of bladder weakness in women.

It occurs when the pelvic floor, which supports the bladder and urethra, is weakened.

This can happen, for example, due to pregnancy, childbirth, weight loss or surgery in the pelvic area.


  • Involuntary loss of urine during physical exertion, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or carrying heavy objects
  • Weak urine stream
  • Urge to go to the toilet quickly


  • Pelvic floor training: Targeted training of the pelvic floor muscles can improve the strength and control of the bladder.
  • Biofeedback: Biofeedback can help visualize and control the tension and relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Pessaries: A pessary is a small ring-shaped device that is inserted into the vagina and supports the urethra.
  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery to tighten the pelvic floor or urethra may be necessary.

2. Urge incontinence:

Urge incontinence, also known as overactive bladder, is characterized by a sudden, strong urge to urinate, often followed by involuntary loss of urine.


  • Cystitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bladder stones
  • Neurological diseases
  • diabetes
  • Certain medications


  • Sudden, strong urge to urinate
  • Frequent urination, even at night
  • Involuntary loss of urine
  • Feeling of not being able to empty the bladder completely


  • Treatment of the underlying disease
  • Pelvic floor training
  • Bladder training: Targeted bladder training can improve the ability to control the urge to urinate.
  • Medications: There are various medications that can inhibit bladder activity.

3. Stress incontinence:

Stress incontinence is a combination of stress incontinence and urge incontinence.


  • Involuntary loss of urine during physical exertion and at the same time a sudden, strong urge to urinate


  • The treatment of stress incontinence usually involves a combination of the therapeutic approaches for stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

4. Overflow incontinence:

Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder cannot be completely emptied due to an impairment of the bladder emptying mechanism.

The excess fluid then flows away involuntarily.


  • Enlargement of the prostate (in men)
  • Urethral stricture
  • Bladder tumors
  • Neurological diseases


  • Frequent urination in small amounts
  • Feeling of not being able to empty the bladder completely
  • Involuntary loss of urine
  • Urinary retention


  • Treatment of the underlying disease
  • Catheterization: In some cases, a bladder catheter may be necessary to empty the bladder.

5. Incontinence after birth:

Many women suffer from temporary or permanent bladder weakness after giving birth.

This is because the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue are put under a lot of strain during pregnancy and childbirth.


  • Pelvic floor training
  • Biofeedback
  • Pessaries

6. Incontinence during menopause:

When menopause begins, estrogen levels in the body decrease.

This can lead to a weakening of the pelvic floor and urethra and thus contribute to incontinence.


  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Pelvic floor training
  • Biofeedback
  • Pessaries

In summary, there are different forms of incontinence in women.

It is important that you consult a doctor if you have incontinence problems to determine the cause and receive the correct treatment.

I hope this article has helped you.

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