The muscles that control bladder functions weaken with age, which can lead to urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is a broad term for any incontinence caused by a problem with the bladder or the urethra, the tube that transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The majority of incontinence is caused by weak muscles, also known as bladder weakness. Going to the bathroom is a completely routine and stress-free experience for most people, but for people with urinary incontinence, it can be stressful and even embarrassing. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help increase bladder muscle strength, reduce incontinence symptoms, and even cure the condition entirely.