Urinary Incontinence
The involuntary loss of urine, also known as urinary incontinence (UI), and other bladder control issues affect over 17 million people in the U.S. This can be a highly embarrassing problem, and can cause hygiene concerns as well, but luckily urinary incontinence is quite treatable at Ogden Clinic. Causes of urinary incontinence can be temporary or long-standing, some of which include:

• Certain medications
• Urinary tract infections (UTI)

• Constipation
• Overindulgence of caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, or carbonated beverages

There are two main categories of urinary incontinence, and each can be treated with different medical and lifestyle strategies:

Urge Incontinence
When the bladder is overactive, and abnormal contractions force urine out of the body, overriding the normal sphincter control.
Stress Incontinence
When the muscles of the pelvis have relaxed, allowing the bladder and urethra to shift positions, and urine is leaked when sudden abdominal pressure is applied, like during sneezing, or lifting heavy objects