Incontinence is of different types viz., stress, urge, and overflow, total and temporary incontinence. Stress incontinence, which is due to increased intra-abdominal pressure, is the most common type of incontinence occurring in 49%. In this case urine will leak when coughing, laughing, sneezing and straining. Pelvic floor muscle strengthening, electrical stimulation, medications and surgical methods can easily treat this condition. Urge incontinence noted to occur in 40%, is due to an overactive bladder. People with this condition will be peeing more than 8 times a day, 2 or more times at night, wanting to pass urine after every drink and bed-wetting. At times, urge incontinence is associated with other conditions like urinary tract infection, bladder outlet obstruction and stress urinary incontinence. Thus, before embarking on the treatment for urge incontinence, proper evaluation is necessary to derive full benefits from the treatment. Bladder training and medications are some of the easiest treatment options available now. Overflow incontinence, the incomplete emptying bladder, is predominantly due to either weak bladder muscles or blockage at the urethra. Catheters or medications or surgery can simply overcome this problem. Total incontinence would probably occur in patients with prior surgery, pelvic trauma, nerve damage, sphincter insufficiency or damage and abnormal tract, for effective treatment for this problem surgery is the best option, said Dr Quek.