The most common type of incontinence is stress incontinence, which happens when the bladder leaks when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or exercise. Stress incontinence often occurs in women who have had children.
The second most common type of incontinence is urge incontinence, which happens when the person feels like they need to go to the bathroom but they can't get there in time to avoid an accident. This often occurs in people who have had surgery on their bladder or prostate gland, have diabetes or a neurological disorder such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson
Pads and pants are the two most common incontinence products. Pads are used to absorb leakage from light to moderate urinary incontinence while pants are used for heavy urinary incontinence.