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Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is best described as a lack or loss of bladder control. The condition can occur in anyone but usually is seen in older patients. The majority of cases are due to weak bladder muscles. There are various types of urinary incontinence with the most common being stress incontinence. This occurs when weakened bladder muscles allow urine leakage when the patient laughs too hard, coughs or sneezes. Another type is called urge incontinence and occurs when the bladder muscles are too active and make the patient feel like they must urinate more often than normal, even when there is nothing to void. The third type is known as total incontinence and occurs when the bladder muscles are so weak that there is a total loss of urinary control.

An individual treatment plan can be reached with your physician, depending on the type of incontinence and the circumstances surrounding the patient.