Urinary incontinence, sometimes called overactive bladder, can strike at any age but is mostly likely to occur as we age. The condition occurs when the muscles which control the bladder become too weak to do their job, resulting in various symptoms, ranging from occasional leakage to wetting the bed at night. Other possible causes of urinary incontinence include prostate problems or nerve damage. These accidents can happen any time but are often the result of sudden bursts of laughing, sneezing or coughing. Leakage can also occur when heavy objects are lifted. This is called stress incontinence. Treatment options include exercises to strengthen the bladder muscles, medication, and other procedures prescribed by your urogynecologist.