Involuntary leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime.
For some women leakage is associated with coughing, laughing, sneezing
or running. While in other women it mainly occurs on the way to the bathroom.
In some women, they may not know when the leakage occurs they can only
feel that their undergarments are wet.
Leakage can range from small spurts to larger amounts. Some women must
use pads or adult diapers because the leakage is so severe, which can
be embarrassing. They may even stop doing things they enjoy such as exercising
or gardening because of the leakage. This can lead to depression and social
isolation if not treated.
However, once the condition is properly diagnosed there are a number of
treatment options available to help women get back to their normal activities.