While the likelihood of experiencing urinary incontinence (UI) increases with age, it is not considered normal by any means, and can interfere with work, socializing, exercise and sexual function.
Causes of UI in women can include weak pelvic floor muscles, overactive bladder, neurogenic (nerves or nervous system-related) bladder, small capacity bladder, obesity (which can put excess pressure on the bladder and urethra) and chronic cough (which increases pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor muscles), among others.
Causes in men can include enlarged prostate, a history of prostate cancer treatment (which can lead to temporary or permanent UI), overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, chronic obesity, poorly functioning bladder with overflow urinary incontinence or having a weak urinary sphincter, among others.
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If you'd like to learn more about each of our providers that specialize in urinary incontinence, please review the Physicians & Faculty profiles listed at the bottom of this page.