Here are some recommendations to be kept in mind, while dealing with urinary incontinence. Recommendations For Medical Management Various Anticholinergic agents are known to be very helpful. Some examples are Oxybutynin, Tolterodine and Fesoterodine among others. Also recommended are Tricyclic antidepressants. However, these are not recommended for older patients. In some cases Botulinum toxin is considered.
To get ready for your appointment for urinary incontinence diagnosis, you need to do certain things. Here is a look at them: Ask for any pre-appointment restrictions; especially ones that involve any restrictions on your diet. Note down any symptoms, including the number of times you urinate, noticeable nighttime bladder activity and any experienced, episodes of incontinence. Write down all the medications, vitamins and supplements, which include doses as well as the frequency of medication. Write down any key medical information, including any [...]
A lot of people do not take the blessing of choosing when to go to the toilet seriously; they should look at the people suffering from incontinence. For such people, which constitute of roughly 13 million Americans, delaying this process is seriously not an option. Although the problem of incontinence can affect a person at any age, it is more commonly found in. The National Association for Continence states that on an average 1 in every 5 individuals over the [...]
An incontinence diagnosis is very important and is the first step towards treating the problem of incontinence. Here is what you will come across when you or someone else goes through an incontinence diagnosis. • The first thing that happens is a Urinalysis. It is done to ensure that there is no infection or blood present in the urine. • Another thing is a blood test or rather a bunch of them. These testes are done to check on the way the [...]
Here is a look at some not so common procedures used for diagnosing incontinence. Postvoid Residual After the patient has urinated, an ultrasound wand is placed on her/his abdomen, which helps to scan the bladder for urine remains; if any. Sometimes, a catheter may also be placed into the bladder to help with the drain and measuring of any urine left. Urodynamic Testing The bladder is filled with water using a catheter. This form of testing helps in measuring the pressure in the [...]
Another very common form of incontinence is called Functional Incontinence. Here is a detailed look at what it is. The clinical diagnosis of Functional Incontinence describes it as a form of incontinence caused by any other form of disabilities. For an instance, a person suffering from arthritis can find it extremely difficult to unzip one’s pants or a person with a bad hip can take a really long time to make a trip to the toilet; in both the cases an [...]
Incontinence is a very common problem, especially in old people. However, many times one is not able to single out the type of incontinence that a particular patient is suffering from. One such type of incontinence, which is difficult to notice and identify is Overflow Incontinence. This is one of the most rarely diagnosed forms of incontinence. Usually, it occurs when a patient’s bladder does not empty completely. The person in question frequently feels a need to go and urinate. [...]
It is a proven fact that the risk of urinary incontinence can be lowered by losing weight in a healthy manner. Often, incontinence and obesity are interrelated. This is likely because with an increase in weight the abdominal pressure also increases, which can result in urinary incontinence. Also various researches state that the women, who tend to be obese, of work out and lose just 10 percent of their body mass, can be helped in reducing the risk of incontinence [...]