Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Elite Athletes

2020-04-07T12:25:36-04:00March 9th, 2015|Sports Medicine|

As many as 45% of elite athletes, including runners and triathletes, experience Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) during sport activity. [i] A recent study found that 37.4% of triathletes reported SUI, 16% reported urge urinary incontinence, and 28% reported fecal incontinence.[ii] In addition, SUI can be a barrier to physical activity in 50% of women who report symptoms, meaning it also affects daily life.[iii] While common, it is often not discussed and rarely treated. One of the [...]