Urinary incontinence affects both men and women. Everyone tends to believe that incontinence is a natural effect of aging that they must learn to live with, but this is not the case. Let our experts at SouthWest Urology debunk the myth. Don’t put up with urinary incontinence!
Urinary incontinence occurs when you lose bladder control and involuntarily leak urine, whether you release a small amount or empty your bladder. Women frequently develop stress incontinence because of pregnancy, childbirth, and hormone changes at menopause weaken their pelvic floor muscles. In most male cases, urinary incontinence develops due to weak pelvic floor muscles or when the nerves that control the bladder fail to function normally. You can also develop transient urinary incontinence from a urinary tract infection or when caffeine, alcohol, or medications result in increased urine production.