Urinary incontinence is the inability to retain urine through control of the pelvic floor muscles. This is usually directly related to pelvic floor strength. There are 2 common types of urinary incontinence:
- Stress incontinence: urine leakage due to increased abdominal pressure (i.e. sneezing, laughing, and coughing).
- Urge incontinence: urine leakage with presence of a strong urge to urinate from involuntary bladder action. There is usually a large amount of urine loss.
Several causes of incontinence are:
- Chronic constipation
- Neurological conditions