Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is very common among women of all ages and increases as you get older. SUI is the unintentional passing of urine during activity or exertion, such as coughing, laughing, or exercise. It is caused by a weakness of the pelvic floor muscles.
SUI affects more than 13 million adults in the United States, 85% of which are women. This condition can have a significant impact on daily life, affecting activities, relationships and emotional well-being. It can occur at any stage of life, with pelvic disorders from childbirth, pelvic surgery and aging increasing the risk of incontinence.