Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a leakage of urine during moments of physical activity that increases abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. SUI is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women.

Practice pelvic floor exercises. Avoid bladder irritants, such as caffeine, alcohol and acidic foods. Eat more fiber, which can prevent constipation, a cause of urinary incontinence. Don't smoke, or seek help to quit if you're a smoker.
  • Symptoms
  • Leaking urine

    • During exercise or activities, or when coughing, laughing, or sneezing


  • Risk factors
  • Given birth two or more times

    or Pregnant

    or Absence of period

    • 6 months or more without pregnancy

    Overweight or obese

    Recent pelvic or lower abdominal surgery

  • Treatment
  • The treatments your doctor recommends may include: 1-Pelvic floor muscle exercises. Your doctor or physical therapist can help you learn how to do Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and urinary sphincter. 2-Fluid consumption. 3-Healthy lifestyle changes. 4-Bladder training.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Urinary Incontinence, then a visit to an obstetrician-gynecologist is highly recommended.

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