Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine or fecal matter, and it affects millions of men and women from all age groups. It can be caused by lifestyle choices and medical issues in varied levels of severity.

Symptoms

Incontinence is very common in both men and women. Most of severe cases are found in individuals age 65 years and older. However, that doesn’t mean that younger individuals cannot become incontinent. Incontinence can affect anyone, whether a man or a woman. In fact, women are as twice as likely to suffer from incontinence as the men. Unfortunately, not all incontinent individuals think it is worth seeking medical help.

Incontinence can result from a number issues. But to know what exactly makes you incontinent, you must consult with your doctor. .

Types of Incontinence

Not everyone experiences the same type of incontinence. As such, one is likely to suffer from any of the following.

Urge Incontinence

There are a number of people who report abrupt urges to urinate. Others need to go to the bathroom more often than usual or get out of bed to urinate at night. At its worst people with this type of incontinence simply leak urine.

Stress Incontinence

Individuals with this type of incontinence report urine leakage whenever they jump, laugh, lift, bend, cough or sneeze.

Overflow Incontinence

Characterized by the constant feeling of a full bladder of passing urine in very small amounts. Such individuals also report leaking urine in small amounts. 

Possible Treatments

Your doctors should be able to prescribe a treatment after carrying out an evaluation. The following are some of the most likely treatments:

 


Kegal exercises


Avoiding caffeine


Scheduling bathroom visits

Changing some of your medication

Undergoing surgery

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