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You Are Not Alone
Half of all women experience urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, at some point in their lives. Though this may be temporary, millions of Americans - both men and women - experience persistent incontinence. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence.

Getting The Help You Need
If you have incontinence, you may have hoped that it would just go away. You may have been too embarrassed to tell anyone, even your family doctor. But, incontinence is a medical condition that can be effectively treated. By requesting this information, you have taken the first step to getting the help you need.

What Is Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. Though it is a condition experienced by women of all ages, a problem with bladder control is not an inevitable part of the aging process or of life. It is a medical condition that can have many different causes.

What Can I Do About It?
Whatever the cause, loss of urine is not something to take care of by yourself. You should seek help from a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary disorders - a urologist.

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"Incontinence . . . You Are not Alone" public service campaign is sponsored by the American Urological Association, Inc.® and the American Foundation for Urologic Disease.

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