The National Association For Continence (NAFC), a private nonprofit organization on task to improve the quality of life of incontinence sufferers, reports that 25 million American adults suffer from incontinence. Many common health issues have caused the influx of those with incontinence. Those health issues can include, but are not limited to:
- Pelvic-floor problems following difficult labor or excessive weight gain
- Post-prostate complications
- Complications from diabetes in men and women
- Emotional stress Continue reading
According to the National Association for Continence, nearly 33 percent of men and women ages 30-70 erroneously believe that incontinence is a natural part of aging; however, 100 percent of those asked certainly wanted to avoid it. Age can play a role in incontinence for both men and women, but it’s certainly not the only cause. Incontinence can be triggered at most any age, yet what sets it off can differ between the sexes. Continue reading
Bladder or urinary incontinence in teens occurs when the individual cannot keep their urine from leaking out of their urethra. The urethra carries the urine from their bladder so it can exit the body.
There are three common kinds of urinary incontinence. Continue reading
The medical term urinary incontinence refers to the circumstance an individual suffers when unable to control his/her bladder. Many people wear incontinence panties and incontinence briefs with special pads or disposable adult underwear to prevent embarrassment, should there be a mishap.
Urinary incontinence is not considered a disease; it is a symptom. While it is true that over time the muscles in the urethra and bladder become weaker, and the bladder decreases in size, this symptom is not normal at any age. There are several kinds of incontinence, including overactive bladder, stress incontinence, among others. Continue reading
If you occasionally leak urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, or have frequent sudden urges to urinate,then you likely suffer from urinary incontinence. While it can be an embarrassing problem, it’s not an uncommon one. According to U.S. health, about 30 million Americans are affected by urinary incontinence, making it a more common symptom than diabetes and asthma. Continue reading
Stress Incontinence is just one type of incontinence that (mostly) women – both young and old – can experience. Stress incontinence is when one loses urine without cause during physical activity such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercise. Continue reading
Many people with incontinence will try anything, even dietary changes, to get rid of their embarrassing urinary issues. One should know that there is no exact cure, dietary or otherwise, for incontinence. However, there are some dietary changes you can make to increase your control to a degree. According to The CareGiver Partnership there are many foods that you can remove from your diet to help eliminate bladder leakage, although none of them are proven or backed by science. Continue reading
According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, more than 1,000 children are treated there each year for incontinence. There are many types of incontinence that children can experience caused by different reasons. Some of the more common reasons why children wet themselves uncontrollably could be due to their own psychological choices, whereas others experience uncontrollable bladder contractions that make them feel as if they have to go to the bathroom immediately. Some children do not fully empty their bladder when going to the bathroom, leaving urine behind to leak. Continue reading
The only thing harder to establish in your day-to-day life than having to deal with urinary incontinence is fecal incontinence. It typically occurs more often in women if they have had several children. As they age, both men and women can experience the unintended passage of small amounts of stool. Eventually it can worsen and become severe enough that bowel movements can and pass without warning. Continue reading
If you think you might have an “overactive bladder” (OAB) you are not as alone as you might think – urinary incontinence affects 15-50% of American women today. How do you know if you are actually a victim of OAB or urinary incontinence? Continue reading