Urinary incontinence is a condition characterised by the leaking of urine from the bladder. It is thought to affect between 3 and 6 million people in the UK.
- Can occur in both sexes
- More common among women
- Treatable with medication
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Urinary incontinence, or UI, is a condition which can affect both men and women, and is much more common than you might think. The NHS estimates that somewhere between 3 and 6 million people in the UK alone have urinary incontinence to some extent. Many people, because of the private nature of the condition, may feel disinclined to seek treatment for it. However, 4 out of every 5 cases can be treated effectively.
Women tend to be more prone to urinary incontinence. It is thought to be present in at least twice as many women than it is in men. The two most common forms of the condition are stress incontinence (SUI) and urge incontinence (UUI), and have slightly different causes. SUI is defined as being present when the pressure being imposed on the bladder by surrounding muscles exceeds the level of strength in the muscles in the urethra that stop urine from escaping (urethral sphincter).
Because some of the muscular structure which lines the bladder is involuntary, a person with a weakened urethral sphincter cannot control when urine is released. Therefore, leakage might occur when a person experiences an abdominal spasm, such as when they laugh, cough or sneeze.
Urge incontinence is slightly different to stress incontinence, as it is characterised by a sudden, desperate urge to pass urine, resulting in a leakage before you can reach the toilet. It can be caused by the overconsumption of caffeine or alcohol, or be a consequence of a condition affecting the urinary tract. In some cases, however, a person may have a mixture of both urge and stress incontinence.
The likelihood of urinary incontinence becomes greater as a person gets older, and people with a family history of the condition may be more susceptible to it. In women, the risk of Incontinence also increases during pregnancy, due to pressure on the bladder; and after giving birth, as the muscles at the urinary sphincter may be weakened or even damaged. Urinary Incontinence can also be a symptom of obesity, which again increases stress around the bladder; or a condition such as Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis.
Those experiencing symptoms for the first time should see their doctor, to rule out any potential underlying illnesses.
Manufactured by Astellas, Vesicare is an effective medication for urge incontinence (UUI), which you can buy online from our UK pharmacy. It contains an anticholinergic agent called solifenacin succinate. Muscle walls in the bladder tense up when inhabiting receptors interpret certain chemical signals.
The agent in Vesicare works by decreasing the sensitivity of these receptors to these signals. This prevents the muscles from contracting and encourages them to relax, thereby easing pressure on the bladder, and reducing symptoms.
Please note that we only offer urinary incontinence medication on a renewal basis. Those who have developed symptoms, but have not yet seen their doctor, should make an appointment with their GP in person.
Picking up your medication in person isn’t always easy.Our discreet and confidential clinic service allows you to have your case reviewed by a doctor, and your treatment shipped to you, without the hassle of having to go to your chemist in person. Take our health questionnaire today, and once your order has been approved, we’ll deliver your treatment via overnight parcel.
Types of Treatment
There are a number of treatment routes available to someone with urinary incontinence. Lifestyle changes can have a positive impact, as can a programme of exercise concentrating on the muscles on your pelvic floor. However, in cases where these methods have proved ineffective, prescription medication may be required. This is available at Treated.com in the form of Vesicare, which contains Solifenacin Succinate.
How do they work?
Vesicare is supplied in tablet form and is an antimuscarinic. It works by loosening up the muscles which line the bladder, thereby reducing contractions and increasing the bladder’s capacity to hold urine.
What are the side effects?
Not everyone using this product may experience side effects. However, among those most commonly reported for Vesicare are dry mouth, indigestion and constipation. More information on side effects can be found on the page for this product.
Can I take them with other medications?
It depends on which other treatments you are using as some may cause Vesicare to be less effective, or increase the risk of associated side effects. Check the information on our Vesicare page to find out more.
What’s the difference between the medications?
Vesicare is different to other treatments for urinary incontinence, in that it works on the muscles lining bladder; whereas alternative products may act on the kidneys and urinary tract to decrease the production of urine. This makes Vesicare better suited to those who are experiencing urgency or an overactive bladder (known as urge incontinence).
Should I take Vesicare?
It depends on whether your GP has already issued it to you, following examination of your symptoms. It’s important to see a doctor in person if you develop new bladder problems or experience them for the first time, so that they can rule out causes which may require further review.
Are there different side effects?
Some of the most common side effects associated with Vesicare are dry mouth, blurred vision and constipation. Check the product page for more information.
Is it right for me?
If you have symptoms of urinary incontinence which have not been assessed by a doctor, you should see your GP in person. They will be able to identify if there is an underlying cause, conduct further assessment and issue treatment accordingly.
You can renew your regular prescription for Vesicare by taking our medical survey. Once complete, your answers will be reviewed by a GMC-registered doctor, who will only approve your medicine if it is safe. Following successful consultation, our UK-based pharmacy will prepare your items and ship them to you by special overnight courier.
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