There are three main types:
Urinary incontinence is more common in women who have had children. It is thought that tissue damage due to childbirth, in combination with age leads to the gradual onset of incontinence symptoms. Some women seem particularly prone to developing incontinence. There are surgical procedures that can correct your problem. Your doctor will discuss various options with you to help you decide what is likely to be the best solution.
Pelvic floor exercises, weight reduction and a decrease in caffeine, alcohol, and/or nicotine intake will all reduce the incidence of urinary incontinence. These conservative measures alone may be enough to treat symptoms. Pelvic floor exercises should be taught and supervised by a physiotherapist who specialises in pelvic floor defects. Ideally these should be initiated prior to having surgery to maximise your pelvic floor function and reduce the potential for recurrent incontinence.
Please speak with the reception staff for contact details of a physio or a referral.