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Incontinence

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence or bladder incontinence is the involuntary release of urine. There are a number of different types including stress incontinence, urge incontinence and overactive bladder syndrome. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of urinary incontinence conditions here.

Is it possible to prevent incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is when you accidentally leak urine, which is often associated with age or pregnancy. However, there are ways you can limit the effect of this condition on your life.

Here’s how to train your bladder

You train to increase your physical fitness. So consider training your bladder too; it may decrease your chances of developing urinary incontinence when you are older.

8 incontinence myths busted

Don't use a sanitary pad for incontinence. Having a baby is not guaranteed to cause bladder leaks. Here are eight myths about incontinence busted.

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Incontinence Expert

Prenevin Govender completed his MBChB at the University of Cape Town in 2001. He obtained his Fellowship of the College of Urologists in 2009 and graduated with distinction for a Masters in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in 2010. His special interests include laparoscopic, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence surgery. He consults full-time at Life Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont.

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