Overview: Urinary Incontinence
If you've ever leaked urine when you laughed or sneezed, you may have chalked it up as a simple accident, but for many women, bladder leaks are a surprisingly common occurrence.
Maybe you find that pressure from coughing, picking up something heavy, or exercising causes recurring urine leaks. Many women cope by wearing sanitary napkins or dark clothing, planning trips around restroom facilities, even sticking closer to home—anything to shield them from embarrassment.
You may be struggling with symptoms of a common condition called urinary incontinence but you're not alone. Forty-five percent of US women have some degree of urinary incontinence.1
There are treatment options available that you may want to discuss with your physician. You can also assess your symptoms and see what your body may be trying to tell you. Click here to answer a few questions about your condition and learn about treatment options that may be right for you.
|1.||Melville, JL, Katon W, Delaney K, Newton, K. Urinary Incontinence in US Women. A Population-Based Study. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:537-54.|