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Types of Incontinence

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Urinary Incontinence

More than 11 million American women of all ages suffer from urinary incontinence. Often caused by a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles following childbirth, urinary leakage can be emotionally debilitating, yet many women suffer in silence, unaware of recent breakthroughs in correcting this and other symptoms caused by pelvic floor disorders.

The urination process:

Urine is stored in the bladder until it is eliminated from the body through a tube called the urethra. Urine flow and leakage is normally controlled by sphincter muscles, which tighten and close around the neck of the bladder and urethra. When urination begins, bladder muscles contract to squeeze urine out of the bladder and sphincter muscles relax to allow the urine to pass. When urination is completed, the bladder relaxes and the sphincter contracts.

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