Stress urinary incontinence is by far the most common type of incontinence there is. In our previous article “NHS approves new pelvic muscles’ toner”, we talked about a revolutionary new treatment to this condition and now we decide to bring you some facts and figures about the stress urinary incontinence.
1. Stress incontinence occurs as a result of reduced support for the bladder.
2. It affects both men and women.
3. It is the most common form of incontinence for both genders
4. In men, stress incontinence is common following a prostatectomy.
5. In women, physical changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause often contribute to stress incontinence.
6. IT IS TREATABLE
7. Pelvic floor exercises are the most effective treatment.
8. Obesity can increase stress urinary incontinence episodes in patients already experiencing the symptoms.
9. One in ten women in the workplace experience it, as do a third of all new mothers.
10. It accounts for 65 % of female urinary incontinence.
11. It is estimated that 4 million women in the UK are affect by stress incontinence.
12. Surgery is only suggested after other treatments have not shown any positive results.