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Urinary Incontinence May Be Hereditary

by Medindia Content Team on  October 21, 2004 at 4:06 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Urinary Incontinence May Be Hereditary
Researchers say women whose mothers suffer from urinary incontinence were about 1.3-times more likely to suffer from it and when mothers reported severe symptoms, daughters were nearly two-times more likely to report urinary incontinence. If an older sister suffered from the condition, younger sisters were 1.6-times more likely to have it.
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For the study daughters, sisters and granddaughters of more than 2,000 women diagnosed with urinary incontinence were involved. Results were compared to results of about 6,000 women with no family history of the condition. Researchers say their findings suggest family history plays a significant role in the development of urinary incontinence and combined with other risk factors, could help identify women at risk for the condition.

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Thus researchers say that the symptoms of urinary incontinence are likely to have a complex cause, and known risk factors such as increasing age, pregnancy and childbirth, and high body mass index may further increase the risk among women with a familial predisposition .
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