Obesity is one of the major health problems plaguing the global populace. As people indulge in high sugar intake, they become susceptible to many diseases, such as diabetes. Among the diseases which can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and weight gain is incontinence, a condition where a person loses control over his/her bladder. It is usually considered a symptom rather than a disease as it occurs as a result of medical conditions, such as obesity. However, not many people realize the fact that weight loss surgery might also improve incontinence.
Weight loss surgeries can apparently do more than just help obese people shed their extra weight. A recent study has shown weight loss surgery may also help improve incontinence. Bariatric surgery leads to weight loss by controlling the amount of food in the stomach which in turn helps improve incontinence.
The reason behind this is that bariatric surgery helps shed pounds, once the extra weight is gone, there is less pressure on the bladder and the pelvic floor, which, in turn, helps improve incontinence and prevent diabetes and inflammation. Although naturally losing weight can also have the same effect, it is a more time-consuming process and a person is unlikely to lose a lot of weight effortlessly. Thus, if an individual is highly obese, it is suggested they take up weight management and weight loss surgery can prove the first step towards it.
Research has previously shown you can lose weight via a number of effective methods, which include low-calorie diets, behavioral weight reduction, and bariatric surgery, all of which have been said to improve incontinence in obese people. However, bariatric surgery has proven the most effective.
Urinary incontinence affects about 30 million adults in the US and obesity is the key factor behind it. However, with the help of weight loss surgeries, not only can you get rid of their extra weight but the surgery can also help improve incontinence. A study was conducted to see how significantly weight loss affects urinary incontinence. It was found that significant weight loss, i.e., 29% of the body weight for women and 26% for men, delivered great results. There was a significant improvement in their bladder control.
So, it is quite clear that going under the knife to shed the extra pounds will not only give you the body you want to achieve but you can also regain control of your bladder.