Urinary incontinence is any loss of urine that is unintentional; it doesn't matter when or how much.
If you experience urinary leakage, it is considered incontinence.
Prevalence of Urinary incontinence is higher in:
-are post -partum (including vaginal or c-section delivery)
-are going through the menopause transition
-have undergone a hysterectomy
-have undergone a proctectomy
-Type 2 Diabetes
-Spinal cord injuries
-a history of smoking cigarettes
-low back pain
-Pelvic organ prolapse
If you are being treated for any of the above conditions and are curious if urinary incontinence is something you may be experiencing, speak with your family physician.
Interested in learning more?
Join BFHT Physiotherapist, Amanda, for a talk as part of the
Burlington Public Library Speaker Series on
Wednesday, April 19th from 1:00-2:00pm on Zoom.