Women Who Smoke Have Peeing Problem

In women, smoking can cause bladder damage. Women who smoke frequently have more frequent urination, and even harder to hold it too long and wet their pants when laughing.

The findings are based on the results of a questionnaire distributed to 3,000 women in Canada, in a study conducted by Dr. Kari AO Tikkinen from McMaster University. Of these, only 2,000 respondents who returned the answer.

 Based on the recognition of the respondents, 7 percent of women who smoke have too frequent urination. As many as 10 percent always find it hard to resist the urge to urinate, even 11 percent could pee in their pants because of stress incontinence.

Peeing in pants due to stress incontinence triggered by excessive response of the bladder when there is pressure around the bladder. Pressure is one of them comes from the abdominal muscles, which contract as laugh out loud or make sudden movements such as jumping.

The results of statistical analysis showed that women who smoke have three times more at risk of urinary problems than women who do not smoke. The criteria are too frequent urination during the day, with breaks each less than 2 hours.

In addition, women who smoke are also three times more at risk of experiencing problems to resist the desire of urine. Not all experienced wet due to stress incontinence, but most women smokers should immediately go to the toilet when their feel like urinating.

It is not clear how smoking can cause bladder disorders, but Dr. Tikkinen suspect, nicotine can trigger contractions and excessive activity in the muscles around the bladder, so that over time can damage the nerves controlling the urge to urinate.

"If you smoke, you should definitely try to stop. Although only allegation, this could be another reason to quit smoking, " said Dr. Tikkinen who reported the results of the study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, was quoted as saying by Reuters on Sunday (11 / 9 / 2011).

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