Urge and any urge-related incontinence can affect your overall quality of life. People whose overactive bladder causes major disruption in their lives have an increased risk of:

  • Emotional distress
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbances and interrupted sleep cycles

Some women may also have a disorder called mixed incontinence, when both urge and stress incontinence occur. Stress incontinence is the loss of urine when you exert physical stress or pressure on your bladder, such as during activities that include running or jumping.

Jan. 16, 2013