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
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
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
Incontinence is a topic often not discussed, but with millions of aging Americans dealing with this common issue, it shouldn’t be. Wearever knows this all too well, as does StageofLife.com, a resource website for baby boomers. Continue reading
People grow at different rates and hit development milestones at different times. One baby might learn to crawl at six months and another at nine months. These milestones contribute to making us who we are as individuals. Just like crawling, younger females begin their menstrual cycles at different ages and each female has a different experience than the next. One female could have a normal cycle for just two days while another female can experience a heavier (almost uncontrollable) cycle that lasts even longer. Continue reading
Dysfunction of urination has long been known to cause problems associated with diabetes due to obesity. Diabetes is often related to incontinence because of the increased weight placed on the muscles of the pelvic floor in overweight people. These dysfunctions are more commonly seen in women dealing with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is also said to affect nerve functions, which can lead to a decreased bladder sensation. They will have little to no warning before feeling the urge to urinate which can lead to episodes of incontinence.
One of the biggest problems people with incontinence and diabetes experience is the need to quench their thirst. A diabetic’s increased blood sugar levels can cause irritation of the bladder, which can lead to urinary incontinence. It is said that up to 85% of diabetics with numbness in their hands and/or feet will have diminished bladder sensation, according to the American Diabetes Association. Continue reading
1. Incontinence only occurs in older individuals.
Many believe that incontinence is a condition only experienced by senior citizens or aging individuals. According to health.com, 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 experience involuntary leakage. Another statistic shows that one third of all adults between the age of 30 and 70 have experienced loss of bladder control. While incontinence can be more common in older individuals, adults of all ages are coping with this condition on a daily basis.
Personally dealing with incontinence, or assisting a loved one who is coping with incontinence, can be a difficult and trying experience. However, you are not alone. Many individuals are coping with a form of incontinence in their everyday lives, and there are also numerous remedies that help reduce the symptoms of incontinence or even reverse it completely. Follow some of the tips below to learn how to approach incontinence, and what to do if a loved one is suffering from this symptom. Continue reading