Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is more common among women than men, with an estimated 30 percent of females aged 30-60 are thought to suffer from it, compared to 1.5-5 percent of men.

Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects many people, far more than you might think. According to the American Urological Association, one-quarter to one-third of men and women in the United States experience urinary incontinence.

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It means a person urinates when they do not want to. Control over the urinary sphincter is either lost or weakened during and after pregnancy, as the results of the aging process or a health-related matter and is more common with conditions such as obesity and for those who smoke. It can also be due to stress factors, such as coughing.

Treatment

Treatment will depend on several factors, such as the type of incontinence, a patient’s age, general health, and mental state.

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