Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you suffer from urinary incontinence and are worried that diet drinks are making things worse, new research suggests that urinary incontinence can have a significant impact. It has been suggested that there may be no
“This study is important in that it may lead clinicians counseling women with urinary incontinence to focus more on behavior modification, such as total intake, rather than on the type of beverages consumed. The American Menopause Society (NAMS).
“Additionally, given the multiple potential adverse health effects associated with the consumption of sugar-containing beverages, counseling should be directed away from avoidance of artificially sweetened beverages,” Forbion told NAMS News. Added in release.
According to the National Institutes of Health, previous studies in rat models found that artificial sweeteners stimulate contraction of the detrusor muscle, which pushes urine out of the bladder.
Despite anecdotal evidence that some foods and drinks adversely affect the bladder and lower urinary tract, little has confirmed the link between urinary incontinence and artificial sweeteners.
The new study is based on analysis of data from the Women’s Health Initiative study and includes more than 80,000 women.
We aimed both to explore potential associations between artificially sweetened beverages and urinary incontinence symptoms and to identify whether stress or urge incontinence were most associated.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control and unintentional leakage of urine. Stress urinary incontinence leaks when you sneeze, laugh, or exercise. According to the National Institute on Aging, urge incontinence is a sudden need to urinate.
It is an embarrassing condition and is also associated with other health problems such as impaired thinking, decreased function, falls, fractures, stroke, depression, and an overall poor quality of life.
Nearly 20% of women over the age of 50 suffer from urinary incontinence, and many factors can cause this condition.
The findings were published online in the NAMS journal on December 13th. menopauseThis research was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Source: North American Menopause Society, News Release, December 14, 2022
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