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Urinary Incontinence in Young Women: More Common than You Think

Urinary incontinence is seldom talked about. The act of accidentally urinating on yourself is a hard topic to broach, especially among young women. The stigma attached to this medical condition is such that it is difficult to bring up even with a doctor. Keeping it to yourself can cause more serious problems in the future, however. Knowing more about what causes incontinence can help lessen the knee-jerk reaction of shame when it happens. It can also take away some of the fear and stress that result from developing this condition. Educating yourself on the subject can also bring you closer to treatment. Involuntary urination in women is divided into two types: stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)...

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