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Urinary Incontinence
Standard Definition

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control urination and is more common in the elderly and women.

Incontinence is classified as either stress incontinence (caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing), urge incontinence (losing urine when suddenly feeling the urge to urinate), overflow incontinence (continually leaking urine), functional incontinence (in people with a brain injury), or transient incontinence (temporary incontinence).

Underlying Disruption in Function

Nervous signals, muscle tone, hormonal levels, infection and irritants all affect the activity of the bladder. Identifying the triggers and factors involved will make treatment more successful. Frequently, pelvic exercises called Kegel exercises are a very successful treatment. These involve contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles repeatedly to strengthen the pelvic floor and the sphincter that closes off the bladder.

Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Stretched pelvic muscles from pregnancy and childbirth
  • Low oestrogen levels in women
  • Enlarged prostate or post-prostate surgery in men
  • Side effects of some medications
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Constipation
  • Damage to or diseases of the brain or spinal cord (eg. dementia, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke)
  • Weakened pelvic floor muscles
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Allergy or food intolerance
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Not being able to hold your urine until you get to a bathroom
  • Frequent and unusual urges to urinate
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Biochemical assessments
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.


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