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Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is an inability to hold your urine until you are able to release it in a toilet. More than 13 million people in the United States have incontinence. Incontinence is usually temporary, and it always results from another medical condition.

Incontinence is treatable and often curable at all ages.

Who Experiences Incontinence?

Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. Pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract is the main reason women experience it more often.

Older women, experience incontinence more often than younger women. But incontinence is not inevitable with age.

What Causes Incontinence?

Incontinence can be caused by many things. Neurological injuries, birth defects, strokes, multiple sclerosis, and physical problems associated with aging are some of the main causes of incontinence.

Incontinence in women usually occurs because of problems with muscles that help to hold or release urine. The body stores urine (water and wastes removed by the kidneys) in the bladder. The bladder connects to the urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body.

Incontinence will occur if your bladder muscles suddenly contract or muscles surrounding the urethra suddenly relax.

How is Incontinence Treated?

One of the most common ways to treat incontinence is Kegel Exercises. Kegel exercises strengthen, and retrain pelvic floor muscles and sphincter muscles. Kegel Exercises are taught by a health care professional.

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