UI is the loss of bladder control, or being unable to control urination.
UI can affect men, women, and children, but women are twice as likely as men to experience UI.1 This is due to the structure of the female urinary tract as well as the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. UI is also more common among older women, although it is not a normal part of the aging process.
Adults may experience one of several types of UI1,2
For information about UI in men, visit http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/KUDiseases/pubs/uimen/index.aspx.
For information about UI in children, visit http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/KUDiseases/pubs/uichildren/index.aspx.
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