Currently experiencing urge incontinence and struggling to manage it. I do not know a great deal about urge incontinence apart from what i have read on the internet. I was first diagnosed a few years ago and just wore pads since. Can you give me and tips or advice to manage this please?
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Sorry to hear you’re struggling with urge incontinence. It is actually the second most common type of incontinence, so you can be assured that you are not alone in experiencing this.
In urge incontinence, signals or muscle damage causes spasms of the muscles in the bladder wall. This causes your urge to urinate which results in accidents. Your bladder muscles are contracting with enough force to override the sphincter muscles of the urethra. Have you visited a Doctor to find the underlying cause of your incontinence? It is often caused by damaged nerves from various diseases such as Diabetes, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease. Do you have any of these diseases or have you had an accident that could trigger this? You can find out more about urge incontinence in our blog.
The most effective treatment methods are behavioural treatment, sacral nerve stimulation, medication and pelvic floor exercises. Have you tried any of these?
As for managing your incontinence with protection, I can provide you with product recommendations if I know more about your situation. Is your urge incontinence heavy or light? Are the pads you are in now ineffective and do you know the name of these?