What is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?
SUI is a type of incontinence characterized by involuntary loss of urine that affects around 200 million women worldwide.
SUI is the most common type of urinary incontinence and is estimated to affect around 1 in 3 women during their life in varying degrees of severity.
It is a very common condition that is often caused by weakening of the sphincter muscle that controls the urethra and the pelvic floor tissues and muscles that are used to keep the urethra closed. This tissue and muscle weakening can lead to urine loss when you cough, sneeze, laugh, do sports or other activities that increase pressure (also known as stress) on the abdomen. Hence the name SUI.