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Urinary incontinence ‘a common problem’

Posted Mar 02 2011 6:08pm

Urinary incontinence is a very common problem affecting millions of women across the globe, but many often live with the condition without seeking help from their doctors, it has been stated.

The condition, which some people manage using incontinence
, is characterised by a constant urge to urinate, which can leave sufferers feeling embarrassed, isolated or depressed.

According to the National Association for Continence, one in five adults aged 40 or over have an overactive bladder, yet women wait an average of 6.5 years to see a doctor about their issues.

However, loss of bladder control is not only very common, but treatable and may sometimes even be curable, depending on the extent of the problem.

The NHS states that more than nine out of ten cases are normally related to stress incontinence and urge incontinence, although there are several types of the problem.

For those who are living with the condition, there are solutions to ensure they have the confidence to go about their business such as incontinence pads for men  and adult diapers.

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