Female Urinary Incontinence
Causes and types of incontinence.
Involuntary leaks; That's what urinary incontinence boils down to. But did you know there are several types of urinary leakage and different causes?
Know your condition
While millions of people experience involuntary leaks, many people don't know much about it. Understanding the causes and types of urinary incontinence makes managing the condition more manageable.
Three main types of incontinence:
Sensitive bladder, leakage of urine, weakness of the bladder. There are many ways to describe incontinence. There are three main types of incontinence that women experience: stress, urge, and mixed.
If you know you're dealing with stress incontinence you can gain a lot by doing pelvic floor training regularly. If you live with urge incontinence, you can exercise your bladder's ability to hold urine. This means an increase in the amount of urine the bladder can hold and a gradual increase in the time between emptying at intervals (delayed urination).
Regardless of the cause or type, being open about incontinence helps remove the stigma and encourages those struggling to learn more about their condition. Start by discussing your symptoms and incontinence with your healthcare provider. Ask questions and learn more - it's your life, after all. Nothing should hold you back from living it!