Incontinence, the involuntary release of urine, is a medical condition that is well-known but rarely discussed. Although it becomes more common as people age, it is not a normal part of aging. Because it can be socially embarrassing and is not life-threatening, many people with incontinence avoid mentioning the condition to their physicians. Their silence is unfortunate because incontinence can be improved with a variety of treatments,
Incontinence takes several forms: stress, urge, reflex, overflow, and functional.
Each form of incontinence has specific causes and risk factors.
To determine the type of incontinence a patient has, a physician may order one of the following tests:
Treatment for incontinence depends on the type of incontinence and can be mild to invasive. Therapies include:
Managing incontinence also means making lifestyle changes. These include:
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