Urinary incontinence is defined as involuntary loss of urine and has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients.
Pregnancy and childbirth can increase the risk of urinary incontinence.
Prolapse of the uterus can cause incontinence.
Menopausal women may suffer from urine leakage due to the decrease in estrogen levels.
Alcohol, caffeinated drinks or any liquid in excessive quantities can cause loss of bladder control.
Some drugs can induce a short period of incontinence: diuretics, estrogens, benzodiazepines, antidepressants and laxatives.
Some diseases: diabetes, hypertension, back problems, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease.
Different types of incontinence
When loss occurs in the presence of physical exertion.
When urinary loss presents with a sudden and compelling urge to urinate.
Presents the characteristics of stress and urgency incontinence.