Urinary retention is the inability to empty the bladder. With chronic urinary retention, you may be able to urinate, but
you have trouble starting a stream or emptying your bladder completely.
WHAT CAUSES URINARY RETENTION?
Urinary retention can be caused by anobstruction in the urinary tractor by nerve problems that interfere with signals between the brain and the bladder. If the nerves aren't working properly, the brain may not get the message that the bladder is full. Even if you know that your bladder is full, the bladder muscle that squeezes urine out may not get the signal that it is time to push, or the sphincter muscles may not get the signal that it is time to relax. A weak bladder muscle can also cause retention.
Anyone can experience urinary retention, but it is most common in men in their fifties and sixties because of prostate enlargement. A woman may experience urinary retention if her bladder sags or moves out of the normal position.
In addition, some children are born with nerve problems that can keep the bladder from releasing urine.
There are several Bowen Therapyprocedures which can help with this problem.