Risk factors

There are many risk factors that may cause urinary incontinence. It is commonly believed that incontinence is caused by growing old, but growing old is just one of many risk factors – not every elderly person experiences urine loss.

Most common conditions which may induce urinary incontinence:

If the incontinence is caused by a disease which can be cured, then usually after the treatment the urine loss episodes cease to happen. In other cases it is often possible to decrease or eliminate urinary incontinence episodes by different kinds of treatment.

NOTE: If incontinence appeared during the course of a disease it is worth to ask for a doctor’s advice on it when visiting his office. The sooner one tries to prevent urine loss development, the bigger the chance that these episodes will be limited to minimum or even completely eliminated.