Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine.
It may cause social or hygiene problems. It is not a disease but rather a
symptom of a problem with the
urinary tract. Although it is more common in older
adults than in younger adults, it is not considered a normal part of the aging
An adult may lose the ability to control his or her
bladder or bowels for many reasons. The loss of control may be temporary or
permanent, depending on the reason for the loss of control. These reasons
Lou Dunn is one of those women who's always on the go. The Pittsburgh mother and wife runs her own calligraphy business and usually has energy to burn.
But for years, her active schedule was hampered by a serious downside. Nature called way too often.
Like millions of others, Dunn suffers from overactive bladder, or OAB, in which the bladder wall muscle inappropriately contracts, causing the urge to urinate. The urge can be so strong and sudden that there is not enough time to get to a bathroom...