To help you understand urinary incontinence—what causes it and what can be done to treat it—I’ve gathered information and resources about urinary incontinence from About.com and U.S. government health sites.
- What is Urinary Incontinence?
Detailed information about the five types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence, functional incontinence and mixed incontinence. You’ll also find an easy-to-understand description about urinary function—what’s normal and what’s not.
- Health Risks of Obesity: Incontinence
Find out how your weight affects urinary incontinence.
- Does Menopause Affect Bladder Control?
Information and tips especially for older women about the prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence, and how to increase bladder control.
- What Causes Male Urinary Incontinence?
Prostate problems, injury, disease, and infections are just a few of the possible causes of male urinary incontinence. Get the facts about urinary incontinence in men.
- National Institute on Aging: Urinary Incontinence Prevention
Have you heard of Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder muscles? Here’s a description of Kegels and how they can help you. Also, you’ll find contact information for associations that provide support for people with urinary incontinence.
- National Association for Continence
In English and Spanish, you’ll find a wide range of information about bladder and bowel incontinence including a diagnosis quiz, treatment and product information, and support.