womens services

Women’s Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence affects more than 13 million Americans, 85 percent of whom are women. It is more common than most chronic conditions, affecting 25 percent of reproductive-aged women and 50 percent of postmenopausal women.

A number of factors may contribute to incontinence, including:

  • Childbirth, when tissues, muscles and nerves supporting the urethra may be damaged
  • Obesity
  • Hysterectomy, which increases the risk of incontinence by 30 to 40 percent
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Illness such as diabetes, lung disease or stroke

The most common types of incontinence are stress incontinence, urge incontinence (overactive bladder) and a combination of the two (mixed incontinence).

Incontinence is not a normal part of the aging process. There are a variety of treatment options available.