Types of Urinary Incontinence
- Stress Incontinence - The urethral sphincter is weakened so that transient increases in intra abdominal pressure raise the bladder pressure to levels that exceed urethral resistance.
- Urge Incontinence - Detrusor contractions are stronger than normal and overcome the normal urethral resistance. The bladder is typically small.
- Overflow Incontinence - Detrusor contractions are insufficient to overcome urethral resistance. The bladder is typically large, even after an effort to void.
- Functional Incontinence - This is a functional inability to get to the toilet in time because of impaired health or environmental conditions. - Incontinence Secondary to Medications - - Drugs may contribute to any type of incontinence listed.
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