Updated 05 November 2015

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Stress urinary incontinence is not only a problem for older people. It generally occurs where the pelvic floor muscles or sphincter muscles become weakened and leakages occur, and is common in women who are pregnant, have given birth or are significantly overweight.

Luckily, symptoms can be reduced or even eliminated through behavioural changes, medication, surgical procedures, and physical therapy – by using a special cone that you place into the vagina and practice squeezing to strengthen the muscles..

Visit our Incontinence Centre for more on managing this condition.