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Bladder weakness, also known as urinary incontinence, describes the condition when the bladder leaks involuntarily. The problem can vary in severity and people with bladder weakness can lose relatively small to large quantities of urine at any one time. Incontinence, or bladder weakness, affects more than six million people in the UK. It is more common than hayfever, with one in four women over the age of 35 known to experience bladder weakness. This is mainly due to pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause. It is also estimated that one in nine men experience bladder weakness, usually associated with their prostate.
Urinary incontinence symptoms usually depend on the type you have, with stress incontinence caused when the bladder is under pressure, such as when coughing or laughing, while urge incontinence is when you feel a sudden urge to pass urine.
Products we recommend for this condition are:
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