Reducing Your Risk of Urinary Incontinence
by Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
Urinary incontinence is often a symptom of another condition. It cannot always be prevented.
In some cases, incontinence can be prevented by:
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Last reviewed December 2014 by Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
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