Stress urinary incontinence
Stress incontinence refers to involuntary leakage due to effort or exertion of the bladder (such as when you cough, laugh, or sneeze). The sphincter or pelvic floor muscles and ligaments that support the bladder are too weak to hold urine in. This type of incontinence mainly occurs in women, but around 1% of men can develop this after prostate surgery.
How to get better
There are different ways to improve your bladder control. Doing pelvic floor exercises and changing certain things in your diet are two ways for example. The best way to start getting control back is to consult your doctor, so that you can find the best solution for yourself.
You are also welcome to learn more on our pages about exercises and tips and advice.