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The Different Types of Incontinence

Posted Jul 26 2008 10:13am

Stress Incontinence

This is the most common type ofincontinenceand is common in women after childbirth or menopause. Usually only a small amount of urine leaks out but this can be enough to cause embarrassment or concern. This often happens due to physical exertion.

Urge Incontinence

Urge is the second most common type ofincontinence. It is also known as an overactive bladder. With this type of bladder weakness, the bladder contracts involuntarily, leading to the release of large amounts of urine.

Overflow Incontinence

This is common in older men, the urine outflow tube passes through the middle of the prostate, and any enlargement of this gland presses on the urethra (urine tube). This makes it difficult for the bladder to empty and fill up completely, and a pool of urine constantly remains in the bladder

Reflex Incontinence

Having no control over their bladder at all is called reflex bladder. Some people have it all their lives or it can develop after injury or illness.

Mixed Incontinence

The experience of mixed symptoms at the same time.

Faecal Incontinence

Faecalincontinenceis the involuntary leakage of faecal material from the back passage. This type of incontinence may occur only occasionally or it may be a persistent problem of many years’ duration.

Whichever type ofincontinenceyou may have,Allandacan provide the right best protection to suit you and your lifestyle.

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