Introduction to Urinary Incontinence
Annotation:American Academy of Family Physicians - Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This is an excellent source of information on the types, causes, treatment, and prevention of this common condition.
Annotation:Foundation for Health in Aging - Answers to common questions.
Annotation:Journal of the American Medical Association - A brief, clear explanation about this type of incontinence, when urine leaks because of sudden pressure on your lower stomach muscles, such as when you cough, laugh, lift something or exercise.
Annotation:Journal of the American Medical Association - A brief, clear explanation of the causes and types of urinary incontinence, and of their treatment.
Annotation:National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health - Authoritative description of the function of the urinary system, what can go wrong with it, and who to ask for help.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - A printable resource listing causes, treatment, and management strategies
Annotation:Simon Foundation for Continence - Covers the range of topics related to incontinence including causation factors, types, and treatment options.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - An overview of the problem, it includes questions your doctor may ask you, and questions you may want to ask your doctor
Annotation:National Association for Continence - A comprehensive description of female incontinence, with diagrams.
Annotation:National Association for Continence - A comprehensive description of male incontinence with diagrams.
Annotation:AUA foundation - Overview of this condition with anatomical drawing and a glossary.
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