Bladder disorders are a very unique, albeit common problem suffered by millions of people at every age, and across the spectrum of race, gender, and other demographic qualifiers. Bladder disorders can range from being simply uncomfortable, nuances that must be addressed to improve the quality of the patient’s life, to more serious disorders that need to be examined so as not to create long-term physiological or biological damage.
Bladder disorders are often characterized by the difficulty urinating, or the issue of urinating too much, and are thus very sensitive disorders that not only are physiologically uncomfortable to cope with, but psychologically and emotionally can be difficult for a patient to address. Because of that, some medical doctors believe bladder disorders may be greatly under-diagnosed because of the reluctance to come forward and truly approach and deal with their bladder disorders.
Causes of bladder disorders can vary widely, from genetic conditions like narrow urethras and other causes created by poor genes and relatives’ issues, to environmental factors like diet, exercise, and lifestyle that create bladder disorders over time in patients. Medical professionals believe that environmental factors play a large role in bladder disorders relative to the lifestyle of a patient.
Patients who experience bladder disorders also tend to experience other chronic medical conditions like obesity, overweight issues, health and nutrition issues, and a general lack of exercise and physical activity. Because of that, it has been hypothesized that some of the causes of bladder disorders are created by poor diet, nutrition, and other lifestyle factors that are wholly preventable by patients. Luckily, because so many of the causes of bladder disorders appear to be man-made through chronic conditions and lifestyle choices in personal health, it appears that many of the solutions to bladder disorders are also equally man-made and easy to enact.
Symptoms of bladder disorders can also vary widely, though there are some trends that all people endure, most namely issues with urination, ease of urination, and the frequency with which one undertakes urination. With most bladder disorders, people have great difficulty urinating, and occasionally, pain while performing the task that should be simple and easy.
With other bladder disorders, people experience the need to urinate constantly, and cannot do a very good job of “holding it in,” that is they have poor control over their bladder and must excuse themselves to empty it frequently. These symptoms are signs that something more serious may be happening with a bladder disorder.