Urinary incontinence problems often arise in the lower urinary system, i.e. in the urinary bladder and/or urethra. An enlarged prostate in men might also be the cause of urinary incontinence. Two sphincters situated around the urethra help to close the urethra and control urination.
Dysfunctional sphincters might cause urinary incontinence. The action of the pelvic muscles is very important. They need to contract quickly and support other organs when leakage risks occur, for instance when coughing or sneezing.
It is therefore of great importance to maintain the elasticity and strength of these muscles, by means of pelvic floor exercises