What is Stress Incontinence?

SUI or Stress incontinence is a result of defective tissue that gives support to the urethra.  This causes urine to be released when "stress" is put on the bladder usually by flexing or putting pressure on the areas around the bladder.  Activities such as laughing, exercise, coughing and sneezing can cause this accidental release of urine.  Strengthening the muscles around the bladder by doing exercises known as kegels can help with this issue.  A Sling procedure can provide support to keep urine from leaking out. This type of leakage is often diagnosed as mixed incontinence because it includes issues pertaining to Overactive Bladder.  Evaluate your symptoms by taking the Bladder Survey and please visit the Overactive bladder page.

 
 

Stress incontinence Information and  resources

What-You-Should-Know-About-SUI-Fact-Sheet.pdf What-You-Should-Know-About-SUI-Fact-Sheet.pdf
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Talk-to-Your-Doctor-About-SUI.pdf Talk-to-Your-Doctor-About-SUI.pdf
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