What is Urinary Incontinence?
- Urinary Incontinence (UI) occurs when your lose bladder control and leak urine before you can go to the bathroom. If you have UI, you are not alone. Millions of women have UI.
What causes Urinary Incontinence?
- There are many causes of UI. Some causes include: obesity, pregnancy, bladder infection, weak pelvic floor muscles, constipation, medications, stress, smoking, caffeine intake, and hormonal changes associated with menopause.
Do I have to Live with UI?
- There are many ways to treat UI. Treatment depends on the type of incontinence and the severity of the problem. Often, a combination of treatments is used and most patients see a drastic improvement in their symptoms. Treatment can include strengthening your pelvic floor with bladder retraining, biofeedback and electrical stimulation of your pelvic floor muscles. Physical Therapy can help you overcome UI.