The picture, although funny, depicts the frustration that many women experience on a daily basis. Urinary incontinence is not a disease; it is a symptom of a wide range of conditions.
These may include diabetes, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, pelvic surgeries, child birth and menopause. Stress urinary incontinence (UI) is the most common type of leakage. It occurs when urine is lost during activities like walking, exercising, sneezing, or coughing. Urge urinary incontinence (over-active bladder) is another form of leakage. It occurs when there is a strong urge to urinate but you are unable to reach the bathroom in time, and cold weather or hearing running water may cause leakage. It is possible for you to experience more than one type of urinary incontinence.
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