What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a serious bladder problem that can put you in an embarrassing position. Incontinence, or loss of bladder control, can range in severity and types but all of them are quite troublesome. While on the lowest level, men experience small leaks of urine when coughing or sneezing, the extreme condition is when men feel a very sudden urge to use the bathroom and cannot make it in time.

Although most people believe that this is a consequence of getting older, younger men can also have this serious problem. In other words, men of any age can have urinary incontinence, making it all the more troublesome. However, you don’t have to stay this way, as there are cures for this condition that are sure to get you back on track.


Urinary Incontinence is a very serious disease that affects thousands of people across the United States alone. With that said, it is also one of the easiest genital diseases to diagnose because of for the clear unambiguous symptoms.  Overflow Incontinence is one of the symptoms of this condition, and it leads to your penis leaking continuously because your bladder is never properly empty. Stress incontinence is possibly the most common, as this causes urine to leak when person experiences stress on the bladder for any reason. This means laughing, sneezing, coughing, or even exercise can lead to urine leaking.

Other symptoms include urge Incontinence and functional Incontinence, which cause leaks due to a sudden urge to urinate.


Even if you are not experiencing some of these symptoms, it does not mean that you are completely safe from Urinary Incontinence. There are several factors which show that you can possibly be susceptible to this particular condition. Factors like age and gender are especially relevant in this case. Women are much more susceptible to stress Incontinence than men, and over the age of 50, it is prevalent in both genders.

Smoking is also a factor that puts you under the risk of incontinence, as well as being overweight because that puts more pressure on your bladder. But there are also certain items (consumables) that make your bladder a lot weaker and more susceptible to temporary Urinary Incontinence. The items include caffeine, chocolate, chili peppers, alcohol, and sparkling water, among other things.


While some Urinary Incontinence is temporary, most of it can last much longer than it needs to. Persistent Urinary Incontinence is often due to multiple factors, including urinary tract infections and constipation both very easily curable diseases. On the other hand, Urinary Incontinence can stay if the woman is pregnant or in menopause. It can also be because of an enlarged prostate or even prostate cancer. But there are of course more natural reasons for this including aging.


Urinary Incontinence can be a very embarrassing yet serious condition if left unchecked. If you are noticing some of these symptoms, then you shoud seek a urologist to get a checkup.

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