Enlarged Prostate Gland
The most common type of bladder weakness experienced by men is a continuous dripping.READ MORE
Loss of Mobility
Sometimes the simple fact of not being able to get around due to physical injury, disease or age makes it difficult to react in time to signals from the bladder or bowel.
Diagnosed Medical Condition
Certain medical conditions, particularly those affecting the brain or nervous system – such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and brain damage – can cause incontinence.READ MORE
If a recently started, or changed medication has coincided with incontinence, it may be worth arranging a review with the doctor.
Constipation is one of the most common causes of faecal incontinence. Chronic constipation could lead to an impacted hard stool in the rectum becoming too large to pass.
Weakened Pelvic Floor Muscles
Unless exercised, this muscle can weaken over time, losing strength and flexibility.READ MORE
Fat deposits around the abdomen are thought to be the main cause, putting chronic strain on the bladder and urethra, as well as stretching and weakening the nerves and muscles of the pelvic region.
Being a Smoker
A smoker’s cough can be an indirect cause of leakage, mainly because of the frequency and abnormal violence involved in each cough.READ MORE
Understanding what that underlying cause is can be very helpful in determining the best treatment.
Different types of incontinence have different symptoms including a sudden and urgent need to urinate, dribbling after passing urine, an inability to ‘hold on’ or continual leaking.READ MORE
Once the cause of incontinence has been identified, appropriate treatments can be explored. These can include exercise, medication, retraining and surgery.read more