The loss of bladder control which results in the inability to hold and control passage of urine or feces. Bladder control problems most commonly happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have trouble controlling urine when laughing or lifting heavy objects. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder.
Depending on the type of incontinence you have, you may experience such symptoms as the urge to go frequently or the inability to stop.
Many physicians can prescribe medications for individuals suffering with incontinence. If the condition is severe, surgical procedures are available to help fix the bladder muscles.