Urinary incontinence is a condition that occurs when a person’s urinary sphincter muscles become weak. This weakness leads to involuntary and unexpected leakage of urine on a daily basis. This condition affects both sexes and all ages though it’s found more in the female gender.
Statistics from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have shown that the percentage of women that suffer from incontinence in America alone is high. The older adults make up a large part of this population. This high prevalence rate has raised interest and research activities into ways of managing this condition.
Note that the severity of urinary incontinence is different among different individuals. Some sufferers suffer from lack of control over their bladder while others have minimal control over their bladder. The condition presents itself in various ways, and how and when it manifests depends on the type of urinary incontinence.