Loss of bladder control, or incontinence, is when urine leaks out involuntarily. This is most common during activities, such as running, walking, exercise, sneezing or coughing. However, an overactive bladder can also cause an uncontrollable urge to urinate.
Often, incontinence is easily reversible, especially if caused by a urinary tract infection, medication, constipation, or restricted mobility. If further medical attention is necessary, non-surgical treatments include fluid management, bladder training, bladder retraining, pelvic floor exercises and medication. Surgery is also an effective option when necessary.