Learning about Incontinence




Louise Gleason, PT, Physical Therapist with the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, explains the bladder wall muscles are relaxed and they accommodate more and more urine. At some point, your brain and the reflexes that control the bladder signal your body that it is time to go to the bathroom.

She says when that happens the walls of the bladder contract and it squeezes the urine out through the urethra. She explains two types of incontinence: stress incontinence, which is when there is a leakage in the muscles that keep the urethra closed; and urgency incontinence, which is when the brain sends the signal to the bladder wall to start contracting prematurely.

Share this:

DISCLAIMER: The information and opinions expressed in the programs on this channel and website are intended to address specific questions asked or situations described in each particular program, are for educational purposes only, and are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these programs without seeking the advice of your personal physician or a qualified medical provider. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed, please contact your doctor or other medical professional.