Urinary incontinence is a state that refers to the involuntary leakage of urine. The process of urination involves a set of activities in which the bladder muscles tighten, pushes urine out of the bladder and into the urethra, a tube transports it out of the body. When the bladder muscles contract, the smooth muscle tissue in the region of the urethra relaxes and help the urine pass. All these muscles are controlled by spinal nerves. If any of these actions take place involuntarily, incontinence occurs.
The causes and the types of incontinence
Stress incontinence occurs when a physical activity or movement puts pressure or stress on your bladder.
Urge incontinence occurs when the bladder muscle involuntarily contracts and pushes urine out of the bladder.
Overflow incontinence is the involuntary release of urine due to a weak bladder muscle or due to blockage. Even when the bladder is overly full, the person doesn’t feel any urge to urinate.
Total incontinence is the continuous and total loss of urinary control.
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