Incontinence is: Unwanted urine loss, in other words, ‘The involuntary loss of bladder control’ In the Netherlands alone there are over 600.000 people with continence problems. It can happen to anyone: Young, old, male or female. Along with other bladder-related problems, it is more common than other medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy combined. More than half of all women between the ages of 30 and 65 suffer from an occasional leakage of urine.
30% of pregnant women accidentally lose urine from time to time. These complaints usually disappear within three months after delivery. One year after giving birth, only 15% still suffer from this.
Forms of incontinence.
Exercise incontinence: You lose urine during physical activity, such as climbing stairs, lifting, coughing, sneezing, laughing, and sudden change of position.
Urge incontinence: you are suddenly overcome by the urge to urinate and you have to urinate very often.
Overflow or drip incontinence: You lose urine without having felt the urge to urinate. This is caused by an overfilled bladder.