A variety of underlying medical conditions can cause urinary incontinence. Sometimes, urinary incontinence is temporary, but it also can be a chronic problem. But, even if the root cause of your chronic urinary incontinence is not treatable, your doctor can help manage your symptoms to ease your discomfort. Many people suffer from untreated urinary incontinence for years before they reach out to a doctor for help.
These are some of the causes that can lead to urinary incontinence:
- Obstruction in the urinary tract
- Neurological disorders
Additionally, you might be more at risk for urinary incontinence as an older adult due to muscle weakness. Other than that, general risk factors include smoking, family history, or being overweight.
Urinary incontinence can lead to problems, including skin rashes, urinary tract infections, and loss of confidence. If you suffer from urinary incontinence, trained practitioners at Maetozo Total Woman’s Care of Saint Augustine can help.