Urinary incontinence is defined as a problem of uncontrolled urination. Urine is excreted from the bladder unconsciously, which may cause problems for the patient in their social life.
Due to its causes, we differentiate the following types of incontinence:
The disease affects both women and men. The frequency of overactive bladder cases ranges from 10% to 26 % in adult men and from 8% to 42% in adult women.The older the age the more frequent the disease and it usually occurs together with other symptoms in the lower urinary tracts area.
Many common chronic diseases, such as depression, obstructions, neurological disorders and erection dysfunctions are closely related to overactive bladder, even if such factors as sex, age and country of residence are considered.
Urinary incontinence is recognized above all based on the interview with the patient. The basic question should relate to urinary incontinence and/or urinary urgency. A confirmative answer to this question extends the interview with questions about the circumstances of urgencies and/or urinary incontinence: