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The proportion of stress incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed incontinence was similar in both study populations.
Urge incontinence accounts for about 11 percent of incontinence in women (a mix of urge and stress incontinence affects 36 percent).
Stimulation helps relieve symptoms of urinary urgency and urge incontinence.
Finally, five were discarded, one each related to: nocturnal polyuria; costs of urinary incontinence; urinary incontinence and risk of death; risk factors for recurrent falls, falling, and urinary incontinence; and quality-of-life aspects of urinary urge incontinence.
Comparisons of UI frequency among women who gained weight during the study and among those who lost less than 5%, 5% to less than 10%, or 10% or more of their initial body weight showed a significant association between degree of weight loss and reductions in total, stress, and urge incontinence.
The majority of cases of urge incontinence are idiopathic.
Incontinence was categorised as stress incontinence, urge incontinence or mixed incontinence.
Frequent urge incontinence, for example, leaves women at higher risk of falls and fractures than those who are not urge incontinent.
Urinary urge incontinence is a condition characterized by sudden, intense urges to urinate, followed by a loss of urine.
Buchsbaum's team found that 30% of the nuns experienced stress incontinence and 24% had symptoms of urge incontinence.
Urge incontinence, usually a result of detrusor instability, detrusor hyperactivity with impaired bladder contractility, or involuntary sphincter relaxation.