Urinary incontinence is any unintentional leakage
of urine. It can be caused by several underlying medical conditions, including
urinary infections, strokes, pregnancy, obesity, neurological problems, and
other health problems sometimes associated with aging. Stress incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence. A person with
stress incontinence is unable to hold urine while coughing, sneezing, or laughing
or during other movements that put pressure on the bladder, the organ that collects and holds urine. Fortunately, stress incontinence
can usually be successfully treated.