Urinary incontinence (not being able to control your bladder) can happen to anyone. Getting older doesn’t cause urinary incontinence, but changes that happen as part of getting older can play a role in your bladder control.
There are some reasons why older people, particularly women, could have urinary incontinence:
You can help urinary incontinence issues by making healthy changes in your diet, weight, lifestyle, and activities.
Current as of: May 17, 2023
Author: Women’s Health, Alberta Health Services
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