Non-surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness
Urgency incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine associated with a sudden, compelling urge to void, that is difficult to defer.
The underlying cause is typically overactive, involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle in the bladder wall (overactive bladder).
The prevalence of urgency UI among women increases with age; it is found in 13 percent of women up to 44 years of age, 17 percent of women 45–64 years of age, and 25 percent of women older than 65.
Keywords: detrusor | mixed incontinence | prevalence | stress incontinence | urge incontinence | urgency incontinence | urinary incontinence
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