Incontinence, which is also called enuresis, is the medical term for an inability to control urination. A number of physical and neurological conditions can cause loss of bladder control, which is classified in four ways: stress, urge (or overactive bladder), overflow, and reflex incontinence.
Many people mistakenly believe incontinence is a part of aging. The truth is, incontinence occurs in both young and old, and any type of bladder problem is a medical condition, for which you should see your healthcare provider.
More than 14 million American adults and youth have some type of incontinence. Many go about their lives by managing with absorbent products or catheters, and by making behavior changes, such as doing Kegels, a bladder exercise.
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