Urinary incontinence refers simply to the loss of bladder control, and it’s a far more common condition than assumed. The loss of bladder control, depending on its severity, may cause hygienic problems as well as day-to-day social issues. This condition may manifest to women of any age group, and can be attributed to pathological or other causes.
This condition sadly has a direct link to psychology, femininity and sexuality of affected women, and can ultimately lead to behavioural changes and significantly altered lifestyles.
The most commonly occurring categories of urine incontinence are:
In the FAQ that follows, an explanation of the nature of the condition will be provided, so that you will be able to understand which category may refer to your specific situation. However, a final diagnosis can only be established following a complete and thorough clinical and para-clinical examination by a qualified medical practitioner, who will have to perform, among others, an urodynamic test, in order to diagnose and accurately pinpoint the causes of the urinary incontinence.