Can I do anything to prevent urinary incontinence?
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Q. I'm hoping to prevent urinary incontinence. Is there anything I can do?
A. Nearly half of all women experience some type of urinary incontinence during the course of their lives. It may not be possible to prevent all of these cases, which can be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, or hormonal shifts that occur around the time of menopause. Here are some strategies that may help to reduce your risk.