Urinary Incontinence Faqs
I noticed that soon after childbirth, I sometimes end up leaking urine while I cough or sneeze. Can it be treated?
I am 21 years old. Recently I noticed that whenever I twist or turn my body, I leak some amount of urine. Is there any way to prevent my condition?
I am gaining weight rapidly. But I am unable to exercise because physical exercise weakens my bladder control. Can you help me?
Myths and Facts
- Smaller bladders are prone to urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is due to weak muscles, infection or nerve damage and has nothing to do with the size of the bladder.
- Only old people can get it.
Urinary incontinence can affect people of any age from 18 to 80 years. Furthermore, obesity, chronic cough or any medical condition exerting pressure over the bladder can lead to urinary incontinence.
- Drinking less water will help deal with urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is a medical illness, which needs timely and corrective action, else it can lead to complications
- Urinary incontinence is just something you have to live with.
Urinary incontinence is treatable.
- Holding urine for long can lead to incontinence.
Holding urine has no relation to incontinence, unless you are suffering from urinary tract infection, which may lead to incontinence.