What Is Urinary Stress Incontinence?

Greg Nestor

What Is Urinary Stress Incontinence?

As the bladder fills with urine, it expands and alerts you to find a restroom. Valve-like muscles in the urethra stay closed as the bladder expands, which prevents urine leakage until you use the restroom. However, when these muscles weaken, any activity that puts force on the abdominal and pelvic muscles can put pressure on your bladder and cause urine leakage. This condition is known as urinary stress incontinence

While urinary stress incontinence can be embarrassing, it shouldn’t keep you from socializing or doing things that you love. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available that can help significantly reduce the symptoms.


The main symptom of urinary stress incontinence is loss of bladder control. When this occurs, you may experience a few drops of urine or a larger involuntary flow. While everyone’s symptoms are unique, individuals with urinary stress incontinence may experience urine leakage when:

– Coughing

– Laughing

– Sneezing

– Standing up or sitting down

– Getting in or out of the car

– Lifting heavy objects

– Exercising

– Having intercourse

What Cause Urinary Stress Incontinence?

Anything that contributes to the weakening of muscles and tissues that support the bladder can cause urinary stress incontinence. While both women and men can be affected by urinary stress incontinence, more women are affected than men.

For women, pregnancy and childbirth are the most common causes of urinary stress incontinence. During pregnancy and delivery, a woman’s sphincter and pelvic muscles are stretched and weakened, which can result in urine leakage both during and after pregnancy.

While these are just two of the potential causes, urinary stress incontinence may also be caused by diabetes, obesity, constipation, family history, estrogen loss, aging, or another contributing factor.

Urinary Stress Incontinence Treatment at the Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation

Urinary stress incontinence can be treated in a number of ways. The ‘O’ Shot, for example, was developed to improve the symptoms of urinary stress incontinence safely and naturally by using your body’s own cellular repair mechanism. At the Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation, we can significantly improve the symptoms of urinary stress incontinence through leading-edge procedures. To learn more about the ‘O’ Shot and urinary stress incontinence, contact us today at 727-547-8446 or request an appointment online.

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