Losing Control | All You Need to Know About Stress Urinary incontinence (SUI)

2023-01-18T11:36:48+08:00January 18th, 2023|

Urinary incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine. The risk of developing incontinence increases with age, but younger people may also have it. Women are more likely to suffer from incontinence than men. Urinary incontinence occurs in 14.5% of people in Asia. It has adverse social, occupational, domestic, physical, sexual and psychological effects on individuals. Although incontinence is a common condition, many people with this condition oftendelay consulting their doctors and go without treatment. This is because most of them perceive incontinence as part of ageing or they are unaware of available treatments. Some may feel embarrassed discussing their condition with other people. If you are suffering from incontinence and it is affecting your quality of life, please seek medical advice. In most cases, there will be various treatment options available, including pelvic floor exercises (also known as Kegel exercises), drug treatment or surgery. Your urologist will discuss with you on the best treatment option for you after consultation.