Understanding Urinary Incontinence
If you have a bladder control problem, you are not alone. Approximately one in five women experience some for of incontinence. Incontinence can result from pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, surgery or obesity.
Common types of urinary incontinence:
Stress Incontinence occurs when stress or pressure is put on the bladder by laughing, coughing, sneezing or during exercise.
Urge incontinence, also called overactive bladder, is marked by a sudden uncontrollable urge to urinate, sometimes resulting in urine loss on the way to the restroom.
Mixed Incontinence occurs when symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence are present.
Urine leakage at any age is not normal. Due to advances in pharmacotherapy and minimally invasive surgery, this condition is highly treatable.