incontinence


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Related to incontinence: Bowel incontinence, Faecal incontinence

incontinence

[in′känt·ən·əns]
(medicine)
Inability to control the natural evacuations, as the feces or the urine; specifically, involuntary evacuation from organic causes.
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For more information about the Janibell Akord Adult Incontinence Disposal System, visit www.
In Brazil, retail sales of adult incontinence products rang in at $590 million in 2014, increasing 12% over 2013.
The proportion of stress incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed incontinence was similar in both study populations.
Urge incontinence can often be caused by an overactive bladder and many people find that as they get older, their bladder becomes more unpredictable, gives less warning and needs emptying more often.
ARE THERE PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCONTINENCE CARE?
Among white women, the group with urge urinary incontinence had the lowest increases in urethral closure pressure during muscle contraction, 45% lower than continent women and 43% lower than those with stress incontinence.
The systematic review by Cody and colleagues also showed that significantly more women who used local (vaginal) oestrogen reported that their incontinence symptoms improved, compared to those who used a placebo.
Urinary incontinence severity was classified as slight, moderate, or severe based on responses to the Sandvik incontinence severity index.
The problems of incontinence go beyond the potential embarrassment associated with it.
Typical urinary incontinence in women, called stress incontinence, results from weakness in the sphincter muscle that seals the urethra at the base of the bladder.
The numbers vary, but high percentages of residents are incontinent, even though urinary incontinence is not necessarily a normal part of aging.