Urinary incontinence implies lack of control which leads to feelings of shame and reluctance to seek help.
As one study showed 55% of women who wore pads for incontinence had not consulted a general practitioner in 12 months.
This is unfortunate as treatment options have advanced enormously in the past decades. If a patient seeks treatment when leakage is mild, it is much more likely to be successful. This problem can happen to all age group.
No woman should have to suffer urinary incontinence in silence or shame.