Stress Urinary Incontinence is a common condition effecting 30-40% women. The percentage of women may be much more due to many women not seeking advice on the condition. Even though the condition is not life threatening, it is a condition that is a cause of embarrassment and hinders quality of life.
There are management solutions such as absorbent pads which do not fix the situation. Recommended Kegel exercises can help reduce the condition, but it really depends on how frequent the person performs the exercises. Kegel exercises need to be performed 3 times a day, every day to be effective. Surgery has been the solution that most doctors go to, to offer a permanent treatment however, there are inherent risks with surgery and the efficacy of the procedure has been recently questioned.