If you’re young, you generally don’t think of incontinence in younger adults. Most of the time when talking about incontinence, we hear about incontinence in children or in the elderly. And yet, 20 to 30 percent of young women and about a third of that in young men suffer from some sort of incontinence. If you’ve been diagnosed with incontinence, it’s important to understand the differences in each type of incontinence. Continue reading
Incontinence is a condition that older people commonly face as they age. It is especially hard to see our parents suffer from it. The good news is that incontinence can be treated, or at least minimized, and we can help reduce the number of accidents that can occur and embarrass our parents. One way to do this is with an incontinence care plan. Continue reading
Incontinence has a range of unpleasant side effects, including dermatitis. Incontinence associated dermatitis is uncomfortable and unpleasant. It can cause heat rash, itching, pain, and inflammation. There are steps you can take to soothe the irritated skin, and relieve the pain and itching associated with this condition.
Why incontinence affects the skin
Incontinence places your skin in prolonged contact with urine. Urine typically has a much higher (more alkaline) pH level than your skin. The longer the urine sits on your skin, the more it can become irritating. Continue reading
Urinary incontinence, or the unintentional leakage of urine, is a symptom that tens of millions of Americans experience – and it’s usually a sign of a greater condition. For instance, some people experience incontinence based on their diet. Many women experience incontinence after giving birth, and many men often experience it for several months following prostate surgery.
Both men and women may also experience incontinence if they have a UTI, or urinary tract infection. It is important to distinguish the difference between incontinence and UTI. Here’s a closer look: Continue reading
If you’re the parent of a bed wetter, dealing with incontinence can be frustrating and embarrassing. You may wonder what is wrong with your child, or whether he or she has an emotional problem. You might be surprised to learn that incontinence is extremely common in children, and that 20 percent of all children who are five years of age suffer from bed wetting. What’s more, a full 10 percent of children, age seven, still struggle with incontinence issues. So if your youngster is suffering from incontinence problems, you can rest assured that he or she isn’t alone with this problem.
Millions of people suffer from urinary incontinence. For many, it’s an isolating and embarrassing condition that makes them feel alone. If involuntary urination is affecting your everyday routine, you’re not the only one. Luckily, it’s such a common problem that medical researchers have discovered several ways to minimize and soften the side effects.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control leading to the accidental leakage of urine. The condition can be mild, and include only a few occasional drops leaking, or it can be more severe, and include frequent accidents because the urge to urinate is too sudden and strong to resist. There are multiple different types of urinary incontinence, and knowing their symptoms and strategies for preventing and managing them can help you maintain freedom in your life.
Although regarded as a medical problem associated with old age, incontinence does affect people in their twenties. In addition to physically dealing with incontinence, young adults often carry feelings of shame and embarrassment due to bladder control issues. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding incontinence (as well as its reputation for happening only to elderly people) frequently prevents younger people from enjoying the active, social life they should be experiencing at what is the most exciting and adventurous time of their lives.
The US National Library of Medicine offers the definition of urinary incontinence as the inability to keep urine from leaking out of urethra. It can occur from time to time, or regularly. If you experience urge incontinence, it is also called an “overactive bladder.” While there are medications and formal treatments on the market, many people who suffer from incontinence wonder if there is anything that can be done at home to lessen the symptoms and severity of the ailment. Continue reading
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