Although incontinence is more common among older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Incontinence may be sudden and temporary, as when a person is taking a drug that has a diuretic effect, or it may be long lasting chronic. Even chronic incontinence may sometimes be relieved. See also Control of Urination. Urinary incontinence in children is discussed separately. Urge incontinence is uncontrolled urine leakage of moderate to large volume that occurs immediately after an urgent, irrepressible need to urinate.
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Urinary incontinence UI , also known as involuntary urination , is any uncontrolled leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a large impact on quality of life. Pelvic surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are major risk factors. Treatments include pelvic floor muscle training , bladder training , surgery, and electrical stimulation. Urinary incontinence can result from both urologic and non-urologic causes.
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You are not alone! According to recent reports by the US National Institutes of Health, approximately thirty-three million adult women and men who are living with or have experienced urinary incontinence in the US. There are countless more living with fecal incontinence.
Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time. Though it occurs more often as people get older, urinary incontinence isn't an inevitable consequence of aging.