J Res Clin Med. 2020;8(1): 27.
doi: 10.34172/jrcm.2020.027
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“Heavy lifting and urinary incontinence” top read or toss into the bias list?

Masumeh Babayi 1 ORCID logo, Mahmood-reza Azghani 1, Mona Mohiti Asli 2, Sakineh Hajebrahimi 3* ORCID logo

1 Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran
2 Urology Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3 Research Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Urology Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
*Corresponding Author: Sakineh Hajebrahimi, Tel: +98 (41) 33342219, Email: hajebrahimis@gmail.com, ebrahimis@tbzmed.ac.ir


Introduction: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a multifactorial and prevalent disorder among aged women. Physical activities are believed to have challenging roles in the deterioration of the UI. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of standardized weightlifting on urodynamic parameters in the urinary continent and incontinent individuals.

Methods: Twenty-four UI morbid and 21 control subjects participated in a standardized weightlifting task while undergoing multichannel cystometry tests in two empty and full bladder conditions. Maximum weightlifting force (MWF) and vesical and abdominal pressures (APs) were measured to calculate the detrusor pressure.

Results: Findings showed that the UI participants with full bladder have significant higher abdominal, vesical and detrusor pressures in comparison to the controls; but in empty bladder condition, only the AP of the UI morbid group was significantly greater. The MWF was not significantly changed between the UI and control groups. The MWF was also not correlated with the detrusor pressure among the UI participants and full bladder controls.

Conclusion: Weightlifting till the subject’s maximum force can neither produce incontinence in healthy subjects nor deteriorate the UI patients’ conditions.

Keywords: Detrusor pressure, Multichannel cystometry, Standardized weightlifting, Urinary incontinence
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Submitted: 02 Jun 2020
Accepted: 20 Jun 2020
ePublished: 26 Jul 2020
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