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Urinary incontinence (UI), or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 13 million Americans—85 percent of them women. Although about half of the elderly have episodes of incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging, and they are not exclusively a problem of the elderly.

Incontinence has several causes. Women are most likely to develop incontinence either during pregnancy and childbirth, or after the hormonal changes of menopause, because of weakened pelvic muscles. Older men can become incontinent as the result of prostate surgery. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications including cold or over-the-counter diet tablets also can cause episodes of incontinence.

But even though urinary incontinence can be improved in 8 out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever discuss the condition with their health care professional. The condition often goes untreated.
Female sexual dysfunction can affect quality of life: Research

Female sexual dysfunction can affect quality of life: Research

Underwriters exercise over-allotment option in Uroplasty's common stock public offering

Underwriters exercise over-allotment option in Uroplasty's common stock public offering

Uroplasty prices underwritten public offering of common stock

Uroplasty prices underwritten public offering of common stock

Uroplasty intends to offer shares of common stock in underwritten public offering

Uroplasty intends to offer shares of common stock in underwritten public offering

SWHR hosts briefing on urinary incontinence, overactive bladder

SWHR hosts briefing on urinary incontinence, overactive bladder

EndoStim raises $6M in Series B equity financing round

EndoStim raises $6M in Series B equity financing round

AMS reports positive results from clinical trial of MiniArc Single-Incision Sling System for SUI

AMS reports positive results from clinical trial of MiniArc Single-Incision Sling System for SUI

Diet and exercise can reduce severity of hot flashes in overweight, obese women

Diet and exercise can reduce severity of hot flashes in overweight, obese women

Intensive weight loss intervention program reduces hot flushes in overweight, obese women

Intensive weight loss intervention program reduces hot flushes in overweight, obese women

Weight loss related to fewer hot flashes in menopausal women: study

Weight loss related to fewer hot flashes in menopausal women: study

Article related to MN-166 mechanism of action included in PNAS USA

Article related to MN-166 mechanism of action included in PNAS USA

Medicare reimbursement rates for outpatient repair of anal fistulas increased by 6%

Medicare reimbursement rates for outpatient repair of anal fistulas increased by 6%

Uroplasty broadens neuromodulation patent portfolio

Uroplasty broadens neuromodulation patent portfolio

FDA grants AMS clearance for MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling System

FDA grants AMS clearance for MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling System

Innovacell Biotechnologie commences enrollment in urocell Phase IIb study for bladder weakness

Innovacell Biotechnologie commences enrollment in urocell Phase IIb study for bladder weakness

Preliminary addition of Uroplasty to Russell Microcap Index

Preliminary addition of Uroplasty to Russell Microcap Index

Emerging health care models and approaches discussed at 2010 Health Care Conference

Emerging health care models and approaches discussed at 2010 Health Care Conference

Researchers compare outcomes of two surgical procedures for stress urinary incontinence

Researchers compare outcomes of two surgical procedures for stress urinary incontinence

UT Southwestern researchers compare TVT and TOT sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence

UT Southwestern researchers compare TVT and TOT sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence

Surgery more beneficial than drug therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Surgery more beneficial than drug therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia