Exercise-Induced Urinary Incontinence

This post was originally published on OregonLive.com on December 11, 2009 and was our top-read post of all time, so we’ve moved it here.

Runners at the Portland Marathon

Ladies, this post is for you. 30%-40% of women are bothered by exercise-induced urinary incontinence.A topic that I have long wanted to write about is exercise-induced urinary incontinence, aka, leaking urine when you run. Why? Because it’s more common than you might think, and if even one runner gets treatment and enjoys running more because of this post, I will be happy. It’s a health problem. No pee jokes or pelvis jokes – this is serious stuff. Dr. Virginia Smith, an OBGYN with Kaiser Permanente, was kind enough to answer my questions about the condition for our blog. She explains that the term “stress urinary incontinence” is the medical term for urinary incontinence that occurs during physical stress, which includes not only running but even actions as common as sneezing. “Exercise-induced urinary incontinence” is simply a descriptive term for urinary incontinence that happens specifically when exercising.

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Author: Alaina Albert

My name is Alaina Albert. I love to share different news, thoughts, beneficial links regarding urology Treatments and procedures.

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