FAQ (Urinary Incontinence)
What is the main cause of incontinence?
The leading cause of urinary incontinence is often associated with the muscles and nerves that help the bladder either hold or pass urine. In addition, certain life events, such as pregnancy, childbirth, weight gain, and menopause, can affect these muscles and nerves. For example, when the pelvic floor muscle become compromised, they lose their ability to support your bladder.
Can incontinence be cured?
The good news, it is possible for the vast majority of cases to be cured or significantly approved.
What are the signs and symptoms of urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a sign of another health problem, often weak pelvic floor muscles. Common symptoms of urinary incontinence include:
- Leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise.
- Feeling a sudden urge to urinate.
- Frequent visits to the bathroom (more than eight times a day, or more than two times overnight).
- Urinating when you sleep (bedwetting).