What is Urinary Incontinence?
It refers to poor bladder control, leading to leakage of urine.
Can physiotherapy help people with urinary incontinence?
Yes. Physiotherapy is an effective and low-risk treatment for urinary incontinence.
What are the causes of urinary incontinence?
Urinary tract infection
Weakness of the pelvic floor muscles
Use of certain medications such as diuretics, sedatives and muscle relaxants
Damage to the nerves that control the bladder such as in multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease
Diabetes, smoking and arthritis
What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence?
Urgently and frequently wanting to use the toilet
Passing urine several times at night
Urine leak during exercise, laughing and coughing
Weak urine flow
Difficulty starting to urinate
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