The main causes of UI are stress incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB). Stress incontinence, which is more common in women, causes urine to leak when you laugh or cough. Overactive bladder, also called urge incontinence, is caused by urinary muscle spasms that cause an urgency to urinate. Incontinence can also be caused by multiple pregnancies, being overweight, and genetic weaknesses.
If you've tried other treatments but are still suffering from bladder control problems, you will be relieved to hear about a newer option: InterStim® Therapy.