Urinary Incontinence is not being able to control when you urinate. People often call this “having an accident” or “wetting yourself.” Urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging, as many people believe. Over 25 million adults in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence. It affects both men and women. The prevalence increases with age.
The good news is, urinary incontinence is a condition that can be often improved with treatment. Many people are so embarrassed about having urinary incontinence that they won’t talk to their doctor. But, urinary incontinence can be treated if caregivers know about your problems.