Incontinence Is Not a Chronic Illness and Can Be Treated

Well, I belong to the health industry and to be precise my company is into incontinence products, so it is obvious for me to write about it. However, I am writing this article to throw some light on the mistakes we do when we or any of our loved one is facing the problems regarding incontinence. My experience in this industry has taught me that it is a fact that incontinence may cause hurdles in loads of plans of [...]

Some Recommendations For Urinary Incontinence

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.

Things to do before the incontinence diagnosis

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 [...]

Incontinence – What Researches & Experts say

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 [...]

What To Expect During An Incontinence Diagnosis?

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 [...]

Diagnosing Incontinence – Some Not-So-Common Procedures

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 [...]

What Is Functional Incontinence?

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 [...]