Ursachen: Wie kommt es zu Inkontinenz?

Causes: How does incontinence occur?

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.

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Causes: How does incontinence occur?

Urinary incontinence, also known as bladder weakness, is the involuntary loss of urine. This can be an embarrassing and distressing problem that can severely affect quality of life.

Forms of urinary incontinence:

There are different forms of urinary incontinence, the most common are:

  • Stress incontinence: This form often occurs in women, especially after pregnancy and childbirth. It is due to a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, which can no longer properly support the urethra. This can lead to urine loss during physical exertion such as coughing, sneezing or laughing.
  • Urge incontinence: This type of incontinence is caused by a sudden, strong urge to urinate that cannot be resisted. This can be caused by an overactive bladder, a neurological disorder or a urinary tract infection.
  • Overflow incontinence: This form often occurs in men with an enlarged prostate or in people with neurological diseases. The bladder can no longer empty properly, so overflow and involuntary loss of urine occur.
  • Total incontinence: This form involves a continuous loss of urine. This can be caused by a serious neurological disease or a bladder injury.

Causes of urinary incontinence:

There are many causes of urinary incontinence, so it is essential that you consult a doctor.

The most common causes include:

  • Weak pelvic floor muscles: This is the most common cause in women, especially after pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Overactive bladder: The bladder contracts involuntarily even though it is not full. This can be caused by various factors, such as a urinary tract infection, diabetes or neurological disorders.
  • Prostate enlargement: In men, an enlarged prostate can narrow the urethra and obstruct the flow of urine. This can lead to an overfull bladder and involuntary loss of urine.
  • Neurological disorders: Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and stroke can affect the nerve pathways that control the bladder. This can lead to urinary incontinence.
  • Medications: Some medications, such as diuretics and beta-blockers, can increase urine production and increase the risk of urinary incontinence.
  • Obesity: Being overweight can increase pressure on the bladder and weaken the pelvic floor muscles. This can lead to urinary incontinence.

Treatment of urinary incontinence:

Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the cause, so it is essential to consult a doctor.

Possible treatment options include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises: This can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve the symptoms of stress incontinence.
  • Medications: If you have an overactive bladder, medications can help inhibit the muscle contractions of the bladder.
  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the urethra or remove an enlarged prostate.
  • Pessaries: In women, pessaries can be used to support the urethra and improve the symptoms of stress incontinence.
  • Incontinence products: Incontinence products such as pads and liners can help absorb urine loss.


Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects many people, but there are several treatment options that can help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.


This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice from a doctor. If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you should seek evaluation and advice from a doctor to find the right treatment for you.

I hope this article has helped you.

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