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Is my weight responsible for my stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

It's possible that being overweight can cause stress urinary incontinence, or make existing SUI worse. The extra weight of the body presses down and stresses the bladder, causing accidents. For both men and women, weight loss may help reduce or eliminate SUI, depending on the cause.

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