Urinary incontinence

urinary incontinence

What is urinary incontinence?

Incontinence is an uncontrollable and involuntary loss of bladder control.

Who is affected?

It is most common in the elderly because the efficiency of the sphincter muscles (which act like a valve, regulating outflow) surrounding the urethra (the tube by which urine is excreted from the bladder) declines with age. Women are more affected than men.

Are there different types of urinary incontinence?

What causes urinary incontinence?

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?

How is urinary incontinence treated?

What can I do?

What is the outlook?

The majority of people with incontinence can be helped and even chronic cases can often be cured.

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