Slide 14. Muscle Training Effective in Treating Urinary Incontinence in Women

On July 13, 2012, Carolyn Clancy made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.

Slide 14. Muscle Training Effective in Treating Urinary Incontinence in Women.

  • Urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine) is extremely common in adult women.
  • Review of treatments for urinary incontinence finds:
    • Pelvic muscle floor training is effective without side effects.
    • Drug-based treatments can work, but side effects are common.

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Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 14. Muscle Training Effective in Treating Urinary Incontinence in Women. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/clancy/clancy0713sl14.html