Urinary incontinence is often a symptom of another condition. It cannot always be prevented. Women can decrease their chances of developing stress incontinence by doing
. This is especially helpful in women who have given birth, since childbirth weakens tissues around the bladder.
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14th ed. McGraw-Hill; 1998.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy.
17th ed. Merck & Co.; 1999.
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