Urinary incontinence is when a person cannot prevent urine from leaking out. It can be due to stress factors, such as coughing, it can happen during and after pregnancy, and it is more common with conditions such as obesity. The chances of it happening increase with age. Bladder control and pelvic floor, or Kegel, exercises can help prevent or reduce it.
pregnancy and childbirth
menopause, as falling estrogen can make the muscles weaker
hysterectomy and some other surgical procedures
obesityPoor egg quality
- eggs that are damaged or develop genetic abnormalities cannot sustain a pregnancy. The older a woman is the higher the risk.
Overactive thyroid gland
Underactive thyroid gland
Some chronic conditions, such as AIDS or cancer.
This is the most common kind of urinary incontinence, especially among women who have given birth or gone through the menopause. In this case "stress" refers to physical pressure, rather than mental stress. When the bladder and muscles involved in urinary control are placed under sudden extra pressure, the person may urinate involuntarily.The following actions may trigger stress incontinence:
coughing, sneezing, or laughing