25-45% of adult women report occasional leakage. Don’t suffer in silence.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) occurs when urine leaks during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing or any movement that puts pressure (stress) on the bladder.3
How does SUI affect the bladder? 14
Stress urinary incontinence can develop slowly as you age or may be a result of a specific event or factors such as:11
Other conditions linked to stress urinary incontinence include depression, urinary tract infections, smoking, and diabetes.11 It can also occur with repetitive straining such as chronic coughing or high-impact activities such as aerobics and running.14
Do you show symptoms that could identify stress urinary incontinence? Read the bullets below and ask yourself if you leak during any of the activities. If you say yes to one or more, you may have symptoms of stress incontinence and should consult with your doctor.
Do you leak urine during the following activities?
Remember, although these signs and symptoms can alert you to a problem, they are not unique to stress incontinence, so it is important to consult a doctor for the correct diagnosis.