Vaginal mesh implants for incontinence have been a popular phenomenon across Europe and in the US since the early 2000s. However, problems surrounding mesh implants is a topic that seems to resurface countless times.
It is still taboo to talk about bladder problems and toileting. However, not every disability is visible, which makes access to public toilets vital.
Bladder and bowel problems are estimated to affect up to 28% of all children at any one time. Unfortunately, a large proportion of these children continue to suffer from incontinence into adulthood. (more…)
As we’d expect, incontinence can cause psychological stress and embarrassment. However, could stress and other mental health issues be a possible cause of urinary incontinence?
If you have incontinence, you have probably been told countless times that your diet can have a profound effect on your voiding patterns. While it is important to obey the basic rules, you shouldn’t have to stick to a boring regime.
When someone mentions the phrase “incontinence pants”, do you automatically think of a bulky and noisy product?
From lack of resources to lack of publicity, incontinence in men is a topic that needs serious attention. Leakages are certainly not just a woman’s problem.
Bladder cancer remains one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers. However, the complications that come with bladder cancer are often misunderstood. One particular struggle that is rarely spoken of is urinary incontinence.
Looking after a child with incontinence can cause many practical and social problems. As a child is taught toilet training at a young, it can be confusing when they become incontinent later in life.
The world of an athlete includes training, hard work and satisfaction. However, a problem we don’t see on TV when watching the Olympics is the hidden world of incontinence.
Wearing incontinence pads can be life-changing. They feel discreet and light at the same time as providing you with confidence. However, keeping them in place can be a difficulty that many people experience.
Urinary Incontinence or faecal incontinence should not turn the holiday you are excited about into something you dread. Air travel with incontinence can be stress-free with the right tips and guidance.
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is caused by the loss of nerve cells, which contain a chemical called dopamine. Many people understand Parkinson’s Disease to only cause delayed movement and impaired balance. (more…)
When it is unnecessary to buy the most absorbent all in ones for your leaks, it can be hard to know what your options are when choosing light incontinence products.
Prostate cancer recently overtook breast cancer to become the UK’s third biggest cancer killer. According to Prostate Cancer UK, 11,819 men now die from prostate cancer every year.
A child learns bladder control at a young age. It can, therefore, be shocking and alarming when they experience leaks at a much older age.
It is estimated that between 6 and 30 percent of hospitalised people aged 65 years and older are dehydrated. Dehydration in seniors is a problem that requires more research and understanding.
Bowel incontinence, also known as faecal incontinence is a surprisingly common condition in both men and women. There is currently an under-reporting due to patients’ reluctance to talk about the condition. This results in many people being unaware of the bowel incontinence products that are available to them.
Studies suggest that in the UK, constipation and bowel incontinence affects between 3% and 15% of the population. Anal sphincter muscle damage is the most common cause of faecal incontinence.
Urological disease experts assert that between 35-50% of males experience symptoms of Prostatitis at a particular time.
Continence is something that is learnt and retained during childhood. However, staying continent is harder than simply a rehearsed skill in people with Dementia.
Sadly, half of all people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control over their bladder. Incontinence in stroke patients can severely affect their quality of life and be a life-changing condition.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a non-cancerous increase in the size of the prostate. Despite being rarely discussed, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is currently the most prevalent urological disease in men.
As we age, we might find that we need help with tasks that we have always done by ourselves. Using a toilet is something many of us take for granted, however many elderly or disabled people struggle with this.
Robotic Prostatectomy is becoming the most prominent choice for the surgical removal of prostate cancer. The popularity of the procedure has increased rapidly since its introduction in 2000.
In extreme cases, surgery methods are necessary in treating incontinence. It can be easy to jump straight to long-term treatment methods without thinking.
It is estimated that 63 percent of women with stress incontinence say their symptoms began during or after pregnancy.
The term “bladder surgery” is one which many people edge away from. It can be invasive and extreme. However, when desperately needed, it can make a life-changing difference.
Many of us have never heard of the term “reflex incontinence”. However, it can be one of the most frustrating types of incontinence to live with.
Worrying about incontinence at School may affect an incontinent teenager or child’s progress more heavily than previously thought. A recent study called the “Left Out and Left Behind Report” is the first UK paper shedding light on children’s experiences.
Experiencing incontinence can be scary and embarrassing. Finding out you have the condition can bring about a range of problems you have never had before.
Faecal incontinence is the second most common reason for committing the elderly to nursing homes. It is even estimated that one-third of elderly under institutional care suffer from the condition.
Post Micturition Leakage, also known as Post Micturition Dribble (PMD) is a common problem in men. It occurs when men experience an involuntary loss of urine after they have finished passing urine.
A hyperactive colon is commonly referred to as an irritable bowel. The condition is a dysfunction of the large intestine, which can cause digestive challenges and discomfort.
Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine or stool due to several underlying reasons. Although women are 5 times more likely to develop incontinence, over 10% of men over 65 suffer from incontinence.
Contrary to what many people might think, faecal incontinence is quite a common condition—and not only amongst the elderly and the infirm. Some people, for one reason or another, experience injuries or tears to the circular ring of muscles closing the anus leading to the development of faecal incontinence.
The digestive system is the body’s sewer system that processes the body’s waste product of metabolism. The output is the faeces that we discharge through bowel movements on regular intervals.
Although there are many different types of incontinence, many people are not aware of the variations. Since some types of incontinence are caused by weak muscles and others by muscle spasms, understanding the type of incontinence is the first step in identifying the cause of the incontinence.
What Causes Male Stress Incontinence?
It is estimated that 22.6 million men are affected by severe incontinence. Although stress incontinence accounts for only 12.5% of these men, it can still be a life-changing and traumatic condition that you should understand how to manage.
It is likely that you have read articles or heard discussions about stress incontinence, urge incontinence and overflow incontinence. However, functional incontinence is a common condition that is less well known.
Diabetes is a condition that is on the rise. It is estimated that there are around 2.9 million sufferers in the UK.
Total incontinence is the continuous and total loss of urinary control and is the severest type of incontinence. It causes either continuous leakage or periodic uncontrolled emptying of the bladder’s contents. In total incontinence, your bladder becomes incapable of storing any urine.
Although experiencing leaks whilst running can be embarrassing, you should know that you are not alone in experiencing the condition. These accidents are often symptoms of Stress Incontinence, which is the most common cause of incontinence.
Experiencing leakage during the night often happens to individuals as they age. This can be a scary and embarrassing condition, particularly if your condition is heavy or severe. However, understanding the condition can make life much easier.
It is estimated that 32% of older people in the UK are affected by urinary incontinence. Although people of any age can be affected by incontinence, various evidence has shown that incontinence increases with age.
Incontinence can often be a barrier to an individual’s participation in sport and fitness activities. However, it may come as a surprise to hear that exercise can actually be a form of treatment for incontinence.
Faecal incontinence is generally defined as the recurrent inability to voluntarily control the passage of bowel movements. Also known as bowel incontinence, faecal incontinence can be a life-altering condition. (more…)
Since 1980, the average BMI in individuals has more than doubled, with the number of obese people in the world rapidly increasing.