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Risk Factors for Urinary Incontinence

List of Risk Factors for Urinary Incontinence

The list of risk factors mentioned for Urinary Incontinence in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Some of the same factors that contribute to nighttime incontinence may act together with infrequent voiding to produce daytime incontinence. These factors include

  • A small bladder capacity

  • Structural problems

  • Anxiety-causing events

  • Pressure from a hard bowel movement (constipation)

  • Ingestion of bladder irritants such as caffeine and aspartame (an artificial sweetener)
Sometimes overly strenuous toilet training may make the child unable to relax the sphincter and the pelvic floor to completely empty the bladder. Retaining urine (incomplete emptying) sets the stage for urinary tract infections. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK)

Risks factors for Urinary Incontinence: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Urinary Incontinence:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Urinary Incontinence are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Urinary Incontinence makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Urinary Incontinence. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Urinary Incontinence. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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