This is one of the most common feminine problems in women over 35 years of age which severely compromises their quality of life. There are various types and levels: from stress (laughing or coughing, lifting weight), urgency (involuntary loss of urine due to lack of control of the urination stimulus by the brain), mixed (incontinence from a combination of stress and urinary imperiosity) or from reflux (occurs when the bladder is so full that the internal pressure is greater than that of the urethra).
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Urinary incontinece is most often related to either a lack of adequate support under the bladder neck or an overactive bladder (OAB). Lack of support leads to stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and most often is treated with a simple outpatient surgical procedure. OAB usually responds to medications and other non-surgical treatments.