Adult incontinence is the loss of bladder control. It is a common and often embarrassing problem. When you have incontinence, you pass urine unintentionally. How and when it happens depends on what type of incontinence you have.
Common Types of Incontinence
You leak urine when your bladder is under extra sudden pressure, for instance, when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise.
You suddenly feel a strong need to pass urine. There's often just a few seconds between you feeling the need and the release of urine. The need may be caused by the sound of running water, or by a sudden change of position.
Causes of Temporary Incontinence
Causes of Persistent Incontinence
- Artificial sweeteners
- Chili peppers
- Large doses of vitamin C
- Born vaginally, rather than by C-section
You should see your GP if you have any type of incontinence. Incontinence is a common problem. You don't need to feel embarrassed telling your GP.
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