Lists of common bladder problems are available on official website of the Urology Care Foundation. Because bladder control issues affect millions of people each year, websites like this provide much-needed information, notes Urology Care Foundation.
The most common bladder problems include urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency of need to urinate, and hindrances with emptying urine out of the bladder. These problems generally revolve around one or both of the central bladder functions: holding urine and maintaining a strong flow of urine. As people age, bladder control problems become more common. However, this does not mean that bladder control problems are normal at any age, according to Urology Care Foundation.
The interaction between the organs in the urinary tract and the central nervous system regulates bladder control. Any medical condition that affects the brain, spinal cord, pelvic floor muscles, urethra or bladder can influence bladder control. This includes spinal cord trauma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, pediatric neurological issues and strokes. Vaginal delivery and pregnancy are two risk factors for bladder control problems, as is obesity, as excess body fat applies extra pressure to the pelvic floor. Treating the underlying condition resolves bladder control issues in many patients, reports Urology Care Foundation.