Urinary incontinence or inability to control the bladder - a problem widely spread among men who had undergone surgery or radiation to prevent the development of prostate cancer antibiotics. Man walking on these procedures should be prepared for the fact that, at least for a while urinary incontinence can complicate their lives.

There are different types of incontinence, and various degrees of severity. Some men suffer from small uncontrolled infiltrations of urine, while others - from the heavy unwanted urination. Leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing and laughing is called stress incontinence. This type of uncontrolled urination is most common in men undergoing prostate surgery. After the treatment, which is based on ionizing radiation, there is often a need for frequent urination, intermittent uncontrolled outflow of urine. Doctors are constantly working to improve ways to treat prostate cancer in order to reduce the likelihood of incontinence after surgery, and ionizing radiation.

Why is prostate cancer treatment causes urinary incontinence?

To answer this question, we need to understand how the bladder to hold urine. It is a hollow, muscular, spherical body. Once received urine from the kidney to the bladder, it is accumulated therein before the urge to urinate. During urination, fluid contained in the bladder, leaving him and removed outside the body through a tube called the urethra. Urination occurs in the moment when the muscles are compressed wall of the bladder, causing urine to flow out of it. At the same time, the muscles surrounding the urethra relax, allowing the flow of urine to freely penetrate through the urethra. Since the urethra passes through the prostate gland, increase in form last able to impede the penetration of urine along the urethra, so that the man can begin urinary retention and other problems associated with urination.

Removal of prostate surgery by inactivation or due to ionizing radiation (either by external beam rays, or by implantation of radioactive seeds) to disrupt the usual way to hold the body in the urine bladder and can cause uncontrolled urination. Ionizing radiation can limit the ability of the bladder and provoke the occurrence of cramps, detrusor beyond the bladder. During the operation on the prostate gland may be damaged nerve endings, exercising control over the functioning of the bladder, which is also able to cause uncontrolled urination.

It is the latest technology that can reduce the risk of urinary incontinence?

In the process of removing the prostate, surgeons try to preserve as much as possible tissue area around the bladder and sphincter muscles around the urethra, thus limiting the damage caused by sphincter. In addition, doctors are now able to very accurately calculate the placement of radioactive seeds through the use of computer image projection, which allows seeds to kill the prostate, minimally affecting the bladder.

Yet, in spite of the significant improvements in terms of eliminating the risk of urinary incontinence in men who have undergone ionizing radiation and surgery, the likelihood of this problem is still high. Thanks to new technologies in some men a violation of urination occurs only some time later completely normalize, and this is a big step forward.