Incontinence FAQs (cont.)
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What causes incontinence?
Several factors contribute to incontinence. Many causes can be treated, thus eliminating symptoms of incontinence. Some causes are gender-specific, meaning that they occur in males or females exclusively. Among the known causes and contributing factors for incontinence are the following:
Difficulties with toilet training in childhood have nothing to do with incontinence occurring later in life. Having an incontinent parent does not automatically mean a person will suffer with incontinence later in life.
What lifestyle and health factors reduce the likelihood of incontinence?
The following lifestyle habits can help you maintain bladder and urinary health:
Last Reviewed 11/17/2017
Sandip P. Vasavada, MD
Raymond Rackley, MD
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