Posted on Feb 21, 2021

Dr Aditya Sharma (Gold Medalist) M.Ch. Urologist Lucknow, Uro oncologist & Kidney Transplant Specialist India

Urinary Incontinence

1. What is Urinary incontinence
• Urinary incontinence is called as leakage of Urine

2. What are the types of Incontinence and its pathophysiology
• Urinary incontinence is of 2 types- stress incontinence & Urge incontinence

3. What is Stress & Urge Continence
• Stress incontinence is Urine leakage happens due to physical movement or activity like coughing, laughing, sneezing, Physical exercise, lifting heavy objects
• Urge Continence is a sudden and strong need to urinate. It happens due to an unstable or overactive bladder, or detrusor (bladder muscle) instability.

4. Can incontinence affect the QoL?
incontinence patients have a significantly poorer quality of life Patients who suffer from incontinence focus on and may be preoccupied with such concerns as locating the closest bathroom, estimating the amount of time until their next work break. Furthermore, incontinence affects daily activities, such as travel, physical activity, relationships, sexual function, and nocturnal bladder control, which can affect sleep.

5. How common is the Urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent distressing medical condition. Despite the high prevalence of OAB and the availability of effective treatment options, Urinary incontinence treatment remains suboptimal. The condition is under diagnosed, often because of patients' reluctance to bring their urinary symptoms to the attention of their doctor. Many patients accept their
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