Urinary incontinence happens for a wide variety of reasons and whether you develop these issues depends on your current health, medical history, and genetic factors. Part of the aging process includes incontinence. Many middle-aged people experience it, and the majority of people over 80 are incontinent. Lifestyle changes and exercises can help decrease episodes of urinary incontinence, while certain risk factors increase the likelihood. There are many causes of urinary incontinence.


1. Defining Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence happens when the storage and discharge of urine begin functioning abnormally. This may be either a short or longterm medical concern. The range of severity depends on multiple factors like age, weight, and genetic tendency. Different types of incontinence are caused by stress, urge, overflow, and total incontinence. The urinary tract, bladder, and urological system as a whole may experience anything from obstruction to overactive bladder muscles.


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