Stress Incontinence: Managing an Uncontrollable Bladder
June 14, 2014
Stress incontinence, the inability to control one’s bladder when exerting, coughing, sneezing or lifting an object, is a problem that disproportionately affects women, particularly as they get older. Gynecologist Dr. Ralph Turner answers questions about stress incontinence in this post to HealthConnection.
- What is stress incontinence?
- Does stress incontinence disproportionately affect women?
- What are the risk factors for stress incontinence?
- What causes the loss of bladder control with stress incontinence?
- What is the link between menopause and bladder control?
- How is stress incontinence diagnosed?
- What are the medical treatments for stress incontinence?
- When is surgery an option for treating stress incontinence?
- What is accomplished via surgery when treating stress incontinence?
- What can a woman do herself to improve bladder control?