Obesity can lead to incontinence in females. Obesity contributes to symptoms because excessive weight leads to higher abdominal pressures, which can more easily force urine out of the bladder as leakage. This extra weight can also lead to more bladder muscle irritability and urgency incontiennce, or sudden need to empty the bladder but insufficient time to safely reach the toilet. Most experts today regard weight loss as a first-line treatment recommendation for urinary incontinence in those people who are excessively overweight or obese.
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