URINARY INCONTINENCE Overview

Urinary Incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. There are many different types of urinary incontinence. Some of the more common urinary incontinence conditions are described below. Read more about the different types of urinary incontinence and click through to learn about causes and treatment options.

OVERACTIVE BLADDER 

When you feel the need to go and go right NOW, you may be dealing with an Overactive Bladder. If you cannot control the urge and leakage occurs, that is what makes it incontinence. The good news is, in many cases this is a treatable condition and not merely something you have to deal with because of age. Click to read more.  

URINARY RETENTION

In mild cases, urinary retention makes it difficult to start urination and the flow is weak. Once finished you often feel the need to go again because the bladder isn’t fully emptied. In more acute cases, the lower belly becomes distended causing great discomfort and pain. Despite the urge to go, urination is not possible. Click to read more. 

MIXED INCONTINENCE 

As the name suggests, Mixed Incontinence is a combination of stress incontinence, including muscle and sphincter related issues, and urgency incontinence like those mentioned above. Usually one symptom is more severe than the other and that directly affects what methods will be most effective in treatment. Click to read more. 

STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE

A problem that affects both men and women, Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) occurs because of weak pelvic floor muscles and/or a deficient urethral sphincter. This weakness can cause the bladder to leak during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, or any body movement that puts pressure on the bladder. SUI often shows up after childbirth and menopause in women while prostate cancer treatment, such as radical prostatectomy, can trigger it in men.

Importantly, SUI can affect men and women differently. To learn more, visit these links:  

Male Stress Urinary Incontinence 

Female Stress Urinary Incontinence