Stress incontinence occurs due to weak pelvic floor muscles and the urinary sphincter (the muscles that control the urine flow and release). In general, obesity, chronic coughing, and smoking are some of the common causes of stress incontinence.
More specifically, stress incontinence in women occurs due to:
In cases of mixed incontinence i.e., Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and OverActive Bladder (OAB), your doctor may prescribe OAB medication or OAB treatments. These drugs may help reduce leaks for an overactive bladder. They do not treat SUI.
Generally, urinary incontinence does not require any additional diagnostic tests. However, our JOGO therapist may recommend them for certain cases to assess the functioning of the bladder, urethra, and sphincter.
In addition to helping you become more aware of your body's functioning, JOGO’s biofeedback therapy can help you regain control over muscles that contract during urination.