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Types of urinary incontinence and their peculiarities
There are three types of urinary incontinence, which can be identified by their specific symptoms:
- Stress incontinence: This type of incontinence may occur when you participate in some types of physical activity—such as when you are exercising, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. The activity causes the sphincter muscle, which normally holds your urine in the bladder, to weaken and release urine.
- Urge incontinence: occurs when you feel a sudden and strong urge, or need, to urinate. Very soon after the urge strikes, you lose control of your bladder. Often, you do not have time between the urge and the loss of urine to make it to a bathroom. The most weird thing is that your bladder can be almost empty in such situations.
- Overflow incontinence – mixed form of incontinence, which combines symptoms of both stress and urge incontinences.
It doesn’t really matter which type of incontinence you have, because all of them are giving additional emotional stress to women, which is one of the main reasons of this pathology. This vicious circle is really dangerous and woman can stay inside it for a long time.