Harvard Women's Health Watch

What you can do about incontinence

Incontinence is twice as common in women as it is in men, yet about half of women never seek treatment—in part out of embarrassment. Treatments include Kegel exercises, anticholinergic medicines, surgery, pessaries, and lifestyle measures such as bladder training and limiting fluids. The FDA’s recent approval of an expanded use for botulinum toxin A (Botox) and a new nonprescription incontinence medication offer other options for women.
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