Urinary incontinence refers to the inability to contain urine in the bladder. Several types of urinary incontinence exist. They include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, functional incontinence, overflow incontinence, mixed incontinence (a combination of urge and stress) as well as transient incontinence. Some of the causes are pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, neurologic injury, birth defects, stroke, multiple sclerosis and age-related physical problems. Treatments available include strengthening exercises to the area, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, timed voiding, bladder training, medication, implants, surgery, catheterization as well as herbal therapies.
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