Women’s Health Journeys

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence means having bladder control that is not satisfactory – losing urine at times other than going to the toilet.

This can be very unpleasant and embarrassing for women. There are two basic types of urinary incontinence – an overactive bladder (OAB), or stress incontinence (SI).

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

When the bladder is overactive, women experience a frequent need to empty the bladder, and sometimes might lose urine if they don’t make it to the toilet in time.

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overactive bladder here:

Treating overactive
bladder

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Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence occurs when there is a weakness of the ligaments that hold the bladder neck in place.

Women with stress incontinence will lose urine with coughing, straining, sneezing, and so on.

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information about stress
incontinence here:

About stress
incontinence

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Pelvic floor
exercise

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Surgery for stress
incontinence

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