Recent developments of the pelvic floor and lower urinary tract symptoms

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Urinary incontinence is a common problem and it is estimated that with increasing age, complaints of lower urinary symptoms will significantly rise. Where its incidence has already occurred in younger women, men are usually facing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) at a more progressive age because of an enlarged prostate or after prostate-related treatment [1]. The most prevalent form of urinary incontinence is associated with stress urinary incontinence, followed by mixed urinary incontinence and urge urinary incontinence. The symptoms have severe effects on quality of life, primarily in the social, familiar and sexual domains [2]. This edition of the Current Opinion of Urology provides an overview of the key issues in understanding the causes of urinary incontinence and its possible treatment options.

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