Updated: Oct 10
There are 3 main types of urinary incontinence:
Stress Urinary Incontinence: Tendency to leak due to an increase in the pressure in your abdomen. This is usually associated with coughing, sneezing, running and lifting.
Urge Urinary incontinence: Difficulty/ inability to hold urine for any desired about of time.
Mixed incontinence: A mixture of both mentioned above.
One of the reasons behind urge incontinence can be an overactive bladder with or without incontinence.
Symptoms of an overactive bladder include:
increased frequency of urination during the day
waking up more than 1-2 times/ night with an urge to urinate.
A pelvic floor physiotherapist can help you assess contributing factors including fluid intake, can provide bladder retraining tips and assess your pelvic floor muscles to help you improve your urinary urgency.