Incontinence 101

Identifying the type of bladder leakage is the first step to treating it. The sooner it is recognized, the sooner it can be addressed and improve quality of life. There are six basic types of urinary incontinence: stress, overflow, urge, functional, reflex and mixed. Stress This is the involuntary loss of small amounts of urine during a cough, laugh, sneeze, standing up or when any kind of movement can cause leakage. Common causes: urological procedures, pregnancy/childbirth, loss of muscle tone, prostate surgery, obesity, strenuous physical activities, etc. Overflow When a patient experiences… Read More