Adult incontinence is a common condition that affects about 1 in 3 women over the age of 18, so you’re not alone! Now, the first step to living with your sensitive bladder is to understand it.
On its most basic level, incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine, but there are different types of incontinence that affect different women for different reasons. The most common types are:
When you have a strong need to urinate but can't reach the toilet in time — it can happen to anyone at any age.
When you experience bladder leaks when coughing, sneezing or laughing — it is even more common in younger rather than older women.
A combination of both stress and urge incontinence symptoms.
Incontinence can be caused by anything from pregnancy to menopause, strenuous physical activities or even a medical condition. To get a more detailed understanding of your personal incontinence symptoms and what is causing them, schedule an appointment to talk to your doctor.