Urinary incontinence in women

It is important to differentiate stress incontinence from other types of incontinence which may also be caused by different treatable gynaecological, urological or neurological illnesses.Pelvic floor muscle training is effective in all types of urinary incontinence. For stress incontinence, mini-invasive suburethral sling procedures are applicable if conservative treatment proves ineffective.Weight control, maintenance of pelvic floor muscle strength, abstaining from smoking, treatment of constipation as well as physical activity all prevent urinary incontinence.