Urology & Women
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the unintentional release of urine from the body. Over 200 million people worldwide (cf 1) are affected by UI. While it is widely considered a part of aging, UI can affect people at any age, and there are treatments available to help. Everyday activities like running or sneezing can elicit UI. Women also quite often experience what's known as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). This is when strenuous activities or exercise causes incontinence.
With the variety of treatment options available for incontinence, women can regain control and return to an active lifestyle. Some non-invasive treatments include exercising the pelvic floor muscles, pelvic floor physiotherapy, and using pessaries that can help support the bladder. If these treatments do not provide relief, surgical correction may be considered.