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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Looking ahead, global sales of incontinence products show no signs of abating.
Key Words: Urinary incontinence Stress incontinence Urge incontinence Kegel exercises.
Each Oopsie incontinence kit is small enough to fit in a woman's purse and contains a disposable pair of underwear, sanitary wipes and a discreet bag for soiled undergarments and a pre-soak powder to absorb odors and stains.
Meanwhile, a Loyala University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found that women with common forms of incontinence have various bacteria in their bladder, which may differ based on the type of incontinence.
It is thought that the association between incontinence and functional impairment is related primarily to the urge component:
Incontinence is not a disease--it's a symptom that can be caused by a wide range of conditions, such as diabetes, stroke and nerve diseases, like multiple sclerosis.
The survey process will focus on the level of continence and the interventions used to improve the independence and quality of life of the resident as well as minimize the risks of incontinence becoming a quality-of-care issue.
"You may have considered using fillers and Botox on your face, but many patients are not aware that we can use these injectables to treat urinary incontinence. Patients should not tolerate the condition or let it adversely impact their lifestyle," said Dr Foroozan Khecri, an adult and paediatric urologist at Medcare Hospital Dubai.
There are different types of urinary incontinence. The most common types of incontinence are urgency and stress.
The later studies concentrated on the prevalence of urinary incontinence in patients with anal incontinence and vice versa.
* Stress incontinence This is most commonly seen in older women (especially if they've had multiple pregnancies).
Mixed urinary incontinence is defined as involuntary urine loss associated with both physical exertion/increased intraabdominal pressure and with urinary urgency.