What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a medical issue that makes the person lose control over their bladder. The severity of this issue ranges from leaking urine when you sneeze or cough to having a strong urge that you can’t control. The desire starts randomly, and people going through this may not have enough time to reach the restroom. This problem arises because of the muscles and nerves that help the bladder hold or pass urine. Usually, the pelvic muscles are relaxed which holds the urine in the bladder, but when a person has urinary incontinence it’s the opposite.

Though this problem usually occurs in older people, that’s not always the case. For most people, this issue occurs because of dietary issues or lifestyle changes. Incontinence affects twice as many women as men, and this may be because pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause may make urinary incontinence more likely.