Put Away Your Depends-Treatment Options Without Medication or Surgery
Losing urine that requires a woman to wear Depends is a very depressing situation. It is very embarrassing for women to go to the pharmacy or grocery store and her box of Depends in her cart is very discouraging and a source of great anxiety. There are nearly 13 million women who have incontinence and many of them have not talked to their doctor about the problem and suffer in silence.
Stress incontinence, which is more common in women, causes urine to leak when you laugh or cough. Overactive bladder, also called urge incontinence, is caused by urinary muscle spasms that cause an urgency to urinate. If you leak urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or exercise, you have stress incontinence. Mental stress does not cause stress incontinence. The “stress” is pressure on the bladder. When your pelvic and sphincter muscles are strong, they can handle the extra pressure from a cough, sneeze, exercise, or laugh. But when those muscles are weak, that sudden pressure can push urine out of the bladder.??In stress incontinence, weak pelvic muscles can let urine escape when a cough or other action puts pressure on the bladder.