Stress incontinence is the unintentional or uncontrollable leakage of urine. It is a serious and embarrassing disorder, which can lead to social isolation. Stress incontinence typically occurs when certain kinds of physical movement puts pressure on your bladder. Laughing, sneezing, coughing, jumping, vigorous exercise, and heavy lifting can all cause stress incontinence. Any pressure placed on the abdomen and bladder can lead to the loss of urine. It’s important to remember that the term “stress” is used in a strictly physical sense when describing stress incontinence. Emotional stress is not a factor in this type of urinary disorder.
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Medication There are several medications that are very effective in treating patients with stress incontinence. The NIH states that imipramine, an antidepressant drug, can be effective as a treatment method. (NIH) Anticholinergic medications calm the bladder contractions that can also cause stress incontinence. Surgery If you have a severe case of stress incontinence, to the point that it interferes with your everyday life, your doctor may recommend surgery.