There are two main types of incontinence:

urinary stress incontinence

urge incontinence.

Urinary stress incontinence is the most common type of incontinence. It is the uncontrollable loss of urine on exertion such as when you cough, laugh, sneeze, run, jump. This usually begins with a full bladder and repetitive action, but unless addressed will continue to gradually get worse. The wetting gradually occurs with less and less in the bladder and with more minor activity such as going down steps or getting out of a chair. No wetting is acceptable even with a "full" bladder.

Urge incontinence is the sudden uncontrollable need "to go". This is usually accompanied with frequency and needing to get up more than once during the night. Sometimes women accept they have a "Woolworths" bladder and adapt their activities to stay within their comfort zone. They gradually compromise their outings and activities more and more.
Incontinence affects one in every three women at some time in their lives. It leads to reduction in self esteem, embarrassment, inability to perform daily physical functions with confidence, and in general a compromise in the quality of life. This condition is accepted by most women as a normal part of a lifestage. They do not have to put up with these problems and should seek help.

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Brenda Holloway
Women's Physiotherapist

113 Rostrevor Street
Hamilton 3204
New Zealand

Ph (021) 234-5973

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Become informed and take the proactive, non invasive, supportive approach to regaining control of your most intimate body functions."