Transient incontinence is estimated to occur in up to a third of community-dwelling elderly and up to 50% of acutely hospitalized patients.
It is common for people with incontinence to believe there is no treatment method. However, most cases of incontinence can actually be treated. (more…)
We are constantly bombarded with different claims of natural remedies that are supposed to calm bladder problems and incontinence. Drinking various herbal and green teas is one of them.
Stress incontinence and urge incontinence are the most common types of urinary incontinence. So, what is the difference between them both?
Spinal cord injury is defined as damage to the spinal cord itself, often in combination with damage to the nerve roots in the lowest section of the spinal cord.
Are you tempted to google early potty training methods when your child doesn’t seem to be progressing? Although it can be easy to lose patience, you may want to re-think rushing the process.
A recent survey published as “Failing the Frail” discovered that only a third of care home staff have attended training about continence care in the past year. Is this problem something which we are simply pushing to one side?
With an increase in usage of ureteral stents in the management of urinary tract diseases, familiarity of the devices is becoming wide-spread. With this, the consequences and complications have come to light.
A Greek study showed that smokers were more likely to suffer from incontinence than those who didn’t smoke. National Kidney Foundation research showed that former or current or heavy smokers were more than twice as likely to develop severe incontinence.
Having weak pelvic floor muscles is a common cause of incontinence. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles can lead to problems with bladder and rectal support.
Are you worried about leaving a cinema numerous times because of incontinence?
Going to an anticipated social event can easily be ruined by worrying about incontinence. What if you need to change your product? Where do you dispose it?
The peak prevalence of incontinence in women occurs around the time of the menopause. Recent studies have found that the reduced levels of oestrogen during menopause is a huge reason for this fact.
If you have experienced incontinence, you have probably already heard people telling you that caffeine can worsen incontinence. So, we’re finally answering the question: why is there such a significant correlation between caffeine and urinary incontinence? (more…)
Urinary catheters can be a life-changing solution for many people. Individuals often describe using the products as “liberating”. However, they can also cause other problems such as reduced self-confidence and feelings of alienation.
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.