Stress incontinence is a type of bladder leakage or urinary incontinence that occurs with physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising.
This type of incontinence is often caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles, which are responsible for supporting the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) and preventing leaks.
Stress incontinence can affect men and women but is more common in women.
Stress incontinence can be caused by several factors, including:
Treatment options include: