10Jan 2024


  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Latifa Hospital, Dubai Health, Dubai, UAE.
  • Department of Family Medicine Mankhool Dubaihealth, UAE & Department of Medical Education Dubai.
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Urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine, is oftenunderdiagnosedandundertreated.Urinaryincontinenceaffectsalmost 50% of middle-aged and older women worldwide andaffectsthequalityoflifeseverely.Several risk factors have been attributed to urinary incontinence,obesity is an independent risk factor for stress-related and mixedurinary incontinence and is the most important risk factor for dailyurinaryincontinencecomparedtoanyotherfactor.Incontinence predisposes patients to other health problems, contributes todepression and social isolation, and is a significant source of dependencyamongtheelderly,Studies show that each 5-unit increase in body mass index (BMI) isassociated with a 60 –100% increased risk of daily urinary incontinence.This paper explores the relationship between obesity and urinaryincontinence, emphasizing obesity as an independent risk factor and acriticalcontributortostress-relatedandmixedurinaryincontinence.The review delves into the potential mechanisms linking obesity tourinary incontinence, highlighting the impact of excess body weightonpelvicfloor structures.

[Laila Yahya A. Alhubaishi, Afaf Abdullatif Alhashemi and Faiqah M. Azim (2024); OBESITY AND URINARY INCONTINENCE Int. J. of Adv. Res. (Jan). 594-598] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/18159      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/18159