Incontinence is the accidental or involuntary urine leakage from the bladder. Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from small urine leakage to the complete loss of bladder control. Fortunately, for the most part, incontinence can be treated and managed.
There are different types of incontinence with a variety of causes:
Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence occurs when there is urine leakage when you sneeze, coughs, laugh, lift something, or do something that puts stress on your bladder.
Urge Incontinence: Urge incontinence is when the urge to urinate is so strong that you can’t make it to the restroom in time. Urge incontinence happens when your bladder squeezes when it shouldn’t.
Overflow Incontinence: Overflow incontinence occurs when you have the urge to urinate but can only release a small amount. Since the bladder doesn’t empty like it should, there is urine leakage later.
Functional Incontinence: Functional incontinence is when you can’t make it to the restroom in time.
Total Incontinence: Total incontinence means you are always leaking urine. This type of incontinence is caused by the sphincter muscle no longer working.
Urinary incontinence is a common condition, that is typically associated with pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or other chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or arthritis, but it’s not limited to women.
Men can also become incontinent. Male incontinence is a symptom of a problem with a man’s urinary tract. Urinary incontinence happens more frequently in older men, but it’s not a normal part of aging.
In men, incontinence is often related to prostate problems or treatments related to the prostate. Incontinence treatments for men depend on how severely the incontinence affects your life. Lifestyle changes like cutting back on caffeine, eating foods high in fiber, and staying at a healthy weight can help, but in more severe situations, treatments like the AMS 800 Urinary Control System can help.
AMS 800 Urinary Control System is an implanted, fluid-filled elastomer device that treats male stress incontinence following prostate surgery by mimicking normal sphincter function. The AMS 800 Urinary Control System is an inflatable cuff that, when inflated, keeps the urethra closed, holding urine in the bladder.
If you’re on incontinence treatment like medications or a urinary control system, it’s important to wear a medical ID. Medical IDs for urinary incontinence allow first responders to more accurately and quickly treat you in an emergency.
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