Study reveals risk factors for urge incontinence

Severe symptoms seem to be a distinct disease entity from milder overactive bladder
Woman on toilet

High BMI is a known risk factor for urinary urge incontinence, but researchers now believe this is not simply due to a person’s increased weight.

Instead, they suggest vascular risk factors — such as insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, dyslipidaemia and hypertension, as part of the metabolic syndrome — may play a greater role in urge incontinence.