It is uncommon for men to have most urinary problems found in women, however, as men age it is common to experience Urinary Incontinence. Men are far less likely to talk to a doctor about their symptoms, but a quick discussion is the first step to fixing this treatable problem. In order for normal urination to occur, all parts in the urinary tract have to work together and function properly. When this does not happen, it may result in Urinary Incontinence (UI). The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDKK) defines UI as the loss of bladder control, resulting in the accidental leakage of urine from the body. Symptoms of UI may come on quickly, causing the sudden urge to urinate just before losing urine. If you think you may have UI, check out these commonly asked questions:

What factors put you at a higher risk of UI?

According to the NIDDK, Urinary Incontinence happens in 11-34% of older men. Because men are less likely to discuss their symptoms, these numbers are likely higher. While UI is not a disease, it may a symptom of other health related problems including:
  • Birth defects
  • Old age
  • A history of prostate cancer
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Chronic coughing
  • Lack of physical activity

How is UI diagnosed?

UI is nothing to be embarrassed about and if you experience UI symptoms, you should visit your health care provider. UI is commonly diagnosed through discussing medical history, conducting a physical exam, or ordering diagnostic tests such as urinalysis or urine culture. If you are experiencing any symptoms of UI and would like to be seen by a physician, you may walk in any Patient First center from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to be examined. To find a center near you, please visit: http://bit.ly/1WGYZMn

How is UI Treated?

Therapy and treatment for UI typically include:
  • Behavioral and lifestyle changes
  • Bladder training
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Urgency suppression
  • Medications
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Bulking agents
  • Surgery
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