The stomach is a muscular sac that is important for absorbing food and preparing food for further digestion.
Incontinence is defined as the accidental or involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder (referred to as urinary incontinence) or stool from the bowel (referred to as bowel or fecal incontinence). Incontinence is a common condition that may range in severity from leakage of small amount to complete loss of control of bladder or bowel. Incontinence can affect persons of all age groups. Urinary incontinence can occur as a result of multiple health disorders, along with kidney stones, enlarged prostate or bladder or prostate cancer. It can also occur as part of natural aging process as the muscles of the bladder become weak as a person ages. Fecal incontinence may occur as a result of diarrhea, constipation and damage of muscle or nerve. Muscle or nerve may get damaged during childbirth or it may occur as part of normal aging process. Incontinence can be embarrassing for the person experiencing it and many patients feel ashamed while discussing the problem with their physicians.