The urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent symptom in the adult female population. It has important psychosocial and economic connotations, and affects the quality of life of these patients. As it is an under-diagnosed problem due to patients not always consulting for it, it is very important to keep this in mind and to provide an opportunistic screening from Primary Health Care. It is difficult to determine the costs of this, but it is estimated to be the 2% of the health budget. Because of all of this, it is very important to know how to make a correct diagnose of this condition, to determine the different types of incontinence, possible causes, and treatments available. The purpose of this review is to show the different diagnostic and therapeutic tools available, to show the Primary Health Care role in this condition, and when to refer to specialist care.
Semergen. 2017 Mar 16 [Epub ahead of print]
C González-Ruiz de León, M L Pérez-Haro, A Jalón-Monzón, J García-Rodríguez
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, España. Electronic address: ., Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, España.