tress incontinence is the unintentional or uncontrollable leakage of urine. It is a serious and embarrassing disorder, which can lead to social isolation. Stress incontinence typically occurs when certain kinds of physical movement puts pressure on your bladder. Laughing, sneezing, coughing, jumping, vigorous exercise, and heavy lifting can all cause stress incontinence. Any pressure placed on the abdomen and bladder can lead to the loss of urine. It’s important to remember that the term “stress” is used in a strictly physical sense when describing stress incontinence. Emotional stress is not a factor in this type of urinary disorder.
During year 6 (2005–2006) of the Prospective Resistant Organism Tracking and Epidemiology for the Ketolide Telithromycin surveillance study, 6,747 isolates were collected at 119 centers. The susceptibility of these isolates to macrolides was compared with data from previous years. Macrolide resistance increased significantly in year 6 (35.3%) from the stable rate of ≈30% for the previous 3 years (p<0.0001). Macrolide resistance increased in all regions of the United States and for all patient age groups.
Behavioral Therapy Behavioral therapy means changing the way you live to reduce the episodes of stress incontinence. If you are obese, your doctor may advise you to lose weight. You might also try to avoid the activities, such as jumping or jogging, that cause leakage. If you are a smoker, you should quit since nicotine can irritate the bladder and may contribute to your problem. You should also avoid caffeine and alcohol, because these beverages are bladder irritants. You might want to cut back on your overall fluid intake to reduce bladder pressure. The constant cough seen in smokers also contributes to the problem of stress incontinence. Pelvic Muscle Training For many women, pelvic muscle training (pelvic floor muscle exercises) can help treat stress incontinence.