Underdiagnosed and underreported. Many think of incontinence as social stigma. 

50-70 % of women with urinary incontinence fail to seek medical evaluation and treatment. 

Of individuals with urinary incontinence, only 5% in the general community and 2% in nursing homes receive appropriate medical evaluation and treatment. 

Patients with urinary incontinence often endure this condition for 6-9 years before seeking medical therapy. 

Stress incontinence affects 15-60% of women. It is a disorder that affects both young and elderly individuals. For example, more than one fourth of nulliparous young college athletes experience stress incontinence when participating in sports.

 

Urinary Incontnence ?

Is  loss of urine

It is underdiagnosed

It is underreported

Some think of it as social stigma 

50-70% of women with urinary incontinence fail to seek medical evaluation and treatment. 

Of individuals with urinary incontinence only 5% in the general community receive appropriate medical evaluation and treatment 

Patients with urinary incontinence often endure this condition for 6-9 years before seeking medical therapy

 

Types

Stress incontinence

Is the involuntary leakage of urine during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing or lifting.

Stress incontinence affects women of all ages.

It is the problem in 3/4 of adult incontinent patients.

It is most frequent in women after menopause

 

Urge incontinence [Overactive bladder]

Bladder dysfunction where the need to void is so sudden that loss of urine occurs before the patient makes it to the toilet.

It occurs typically in elderly women after menopause, but also in young women.

Urge incontinence may be caused by Parkinson's disease, stroke, or multiple sclerosis

In most cases there is no apparent cause.

 

Mixed incontinence 

Is the combination of the two types

 

Overflow incontinence 

Can occurs after surgery or Accidents. The urge to empty bladder is not there when the bladder is full. The bladder simply overflows with a small urine leak.

 

Reflex incontinence 

Rarely occur in women

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