Urinary Stress Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the passage of urine which leads to unintentional leakage of urine. This condition is fairly common in elderly, especially among women. Below are some of the several types of urinary incontinence.


Different Types of Urinary Incontinence:
Stress Urinary Incontinence
This type of urine leakage is often associated with certain kinds of physical movement such as sneezing, coughing, jumping, laughing or vigorous exercise that exerts pressure on your bladder leading to loss of urine.


Urge Incontinence
The condition is preceded by a strong, sudden urge to urinate due to involuntary and inappropriate contractions of the muscle wall in the bladder.


Overflow Incontinence
Obstruction of the bladder and inactive muscle results in the bladder’s inability to completely empty urine. Eventually, bladder becomes over-distended and leads to dribbling.


Functional Incontinence
Functional incontinence is due to the impairment of a person’s ability to use the toilet despite a healthy urinary system that results from mental or physical disabilities.


Mixed incontinence
The co-existence of more than one type of urinary incontinence.


Urinary incontinence is not a natural process of aging. It can lead to social isolation that results from embarrassment. Getting help means taking the first step to treatment. No matter how severe the condition is, urinary incontinence usually can be treated and cured in most cases.
Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the type of incontinence based on your symptoms, medical history and physical examination. Treatment includes:

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