Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

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There is some difference between urinary incontinence stress urinary incontinence. Both conditions can be treated using different surgical and non-surgical options. Stress urinary incontinence is an important issue that must be treated to avoid inconvenience. Here is how our experts can help you overcome this issue. Please continue reading to learn more.

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

The unintentional loss of urine is known as urinary incontinence. By stress urinary incontinence, we mean the loss of urine due to physical activity or movement that puts pressure on the bladder; for example, sneezing, coughing, heavy lifting, or running. Psychological stress does not cause this issue; the stress on bladder does.

This condition is more common in women than men. This issue may not cause a health risk but it makes the person feel embarrassed. To keep the body and clothes clean, it is likely that the affected person starts avoiding physical movements to avoid the loss of urine. Our experts can cure it. If you have this problem, it is good to know your options.

Symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence

It is quite easy to know if a person has this problem. The person with this issue experiences urine leakage while:

  • Sneezing
  • Laughing
  • Coughing
  • Exercising
  • Having sex
  • Standing up
  • Getting out of a car
  • Lifting something heavy

The person may not experience incontinence all the time. It is more likely to happen when the bladder is full and the person performs an activity that puts pressure on the bladder.

Causes of Stress Urinary Incontinence

This problem starts due to the weakening of the muscles that regulate the urine release and the muscles that support the bladder. On the other hand, the increasing quantity of urine expands the bladder. The valve-like muscles normally stay closed to stop the urine from leakage.

When these muscles become weak, they no longer able to bear much pressure, and urine leaks due to any pressure on pelvic and abdominal muscles. The loss of strength of urinary sphincter and pelvic floor muscles occurs due to the following:

  • Childbirth
  • Prostate surgery

The following factors may worsen SUI:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking (because it leads to coughing)
  • Any diseases that cause sneezing/coughing
  • High-impact activities (e.g. running, jumping)
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Risk Factors

The risk of getting stress urinary incontinence increases due to the following:

  • Age
  • Body weight
  • Previous pelvic surgery
  • childbirth delivery type


The following complications can be expected when SUI occurs:

  • Personal distress
  • Skin rash or irritation
  • Mixed urinary incontinence


The doctor will check for the signs of stress urinary incontinence. The following may include in an appointment:

  • Urine sample
  • Physical exam
  • Medical history
  • Brief neurological
  • Urinary stress test

Tests of Bladder Function

The following bladder function tests can be considered:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Measuring bladder pressures
  • Measurements of post-void residual urine
  • Creating images of the bladder as it functions

Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence

There are different options to cure this condition. The doctor may combine treatments to get particular results. Sometimes, there is another problem that causes SUI. So the doctor will first address that particular problem before treating SUI. The following treatment options are available:

Behavior Therapies

  • Bladder training
  • Fluid consumption
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises


Though there are no specific medications available, some doctors may consider prescribing suitable medicines to overcome SUI.


  • Vaginal pessary
  • Urethral inserts


  • Sling procedure
  • Injectable bulking agents
  • Retropubic colposuspension
  • Inflatable artificial sphincter

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Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Dubai

Euromed Clinic Center Dubai offers different treatments for stress urinary incontinence. If you want to learn more, please contact us and discuss your problem with one of our experts. You can also call us to find out more about the finance options we have available.

Have you got any questions? Book your appointment now and speak to our doctors.

Stress Urinary Incontinence FAQ’s

Does stress cause urinary incontinence?

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is caused by physical activity that puts stress on the bladder and as a result, the person ends up leaking urine. It can happen due to coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, or heavy lifting but it’s not related to psychological stress.

What is the treatment for stress urinary incontinence?

Usually, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) can be treated with the help of behavior therapies. Some exercises, like Kegel and pelvic floor muscle exercises, can also help. As a result of these exercises, pelvic floor muscles and urinary sphincter are strengthened.

What is the best medication for stress incontinence?

The best medication for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is an Anticholinergic. These medicines have properties that can help in calming a hyperactive bladder. They also help reduce urge incontinence. However, they may be taken if the doctor prescribes it.

What is Sui in urology?

Sui in urology stands for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). It is a condition in which an individual leaks urine when performing physical activities that put stress on the bladder. It is a common condition in women.

Does incontinence go away?

With proper treatment, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) can be cured. Once the cause of incontinence is identified, it can be easily treated by rooting out the cause. Moreover, bladder training and Kegel exercises can also help in treatment.

Book an Appointment Now

If you are diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence or you have signs of this condition, you should consider our stress urinary incontinence treatment. Please speak to one of our experts if you have any questions. So book an appointment by calling us or filling the online form now.


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