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Knowing Incontinence

May 20th, 2021

There are steps you can take to improve, and in some cases, cure incontinence. Tena provide extensive information on prevention, treatment and management of bladder and bowel issues helping you make informed decisions about your condition.

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Knowing Incontinence 

There are steps you can take to improve, and in some cases, cure incontinence. Tena provide extensive information on prevention, treatment and management of bladder and bowel issues helping you make informed decisions about your condition.

 

Urge Incontinence

This is the term used when, for no apparent reason and without warning, an instant, urgent and overwhelming need to urinate is experienced. It’s sudden and immediate and depending on circumstances, getting to the toilet in time isn’t always possible.

Urge incontinence can be the sign of an infection so consulting a medical professional is a good idea.

Other causes include irritants such as caffeine, alcohol and fizzy drinks or even dehydration which means urine can become highly concentrated and again, cause irritation.

 

Functional Incontinence 

This simply means a physical or cognitive health issues that impede a person’s ability to get to the toilet in time, on their own. It may be physical, such as an injury, Multiple Sclorosis, Cerebal Plasy, Pakinson’s Deisease or even sever arthritis which may hinder the ability to undo fastenings and remove clothing in order to use the toilet.

It might also be neurological, including Alzhiemer’s, stroke and head injury, where the messages between brain and bladder aren’t getting through.

 

Stress Incontinence

Stress Incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscle has lost the strength to ‘hold on’ under pressure. Leaks are typically associated with sneezing, laughing, coughing, lifting heavy weights and many forms of exercise, all of which place downward pressure, or ‘stress’ on the bladder and controlling muscles.

 

Small or Overactive Bladder

This condition causes a frequent, sudden and strong urge to urinate, but then often only passing only a small amount. With such little warning, it can be the culprit behind Urge Incontinence. An overactive bladder can be improved, so don’t ignore it.

 

Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection irritates the tract causing a sudden and urgent need to urinate and a painful burning sensation when urine is passed.

 

Find out more about incontinence at https://tena.com.au/

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