TYPES AND CAUSES OF INCONTINENCE

  • Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), also known as effort incontinence, is due essentially to insufficient strength of the pelvic floor muscles. It is the loss of small amounts of urine associated with coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercising or other movements.
    * In men, stress incontinence is common following a prostatectomy.
    * In women, physical changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause often contribute to stress incontinence.
  • Urge Incontinence is involuntary loss of urine occurring for no apparent reason while suddenly feeling the need or urge to urinate even with an empty bladder.
  • Fecal Incontinence is the loss of regular control of the bowels. Involuntary excretion and leaking are common occurrences for those affected.