BLADDER CONDITIONS

COMMON CONDITIONS

  • STRESS INCONTINENCE
  • OVERACTIVE BLADDER
  • URGE INCONTINENCE
  • MIXED INCONTINENCE
  • OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE

See below for descriptions

URINARY INCONTINENCE

​WHO DOES IT AFFECT?​

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    1 in 3 women​
1 in 10 men​
   1 in 5 seniors​



More common than you thought...?

Stress Incontinence

This is the most common type of urinary incontinence. It is a loss of small to moderate amounts of urine with exertion – with coughing, sneezing, jumping, running, laughing, changing position etc. Often this is due to weakness of the pelvic floor muscles, in women following childbirth or after the menopause, with men it is a common problem after prostate surgery.​​

See Treatment



Urge Incontinence

This is a loss of urine (sometimes large amounts), following an urgent need to empty the bladder. The urge can be extremely strong and impossible to ignore. People suffering from urge incontinence often need to go to the washroom very frequently during the day and sometimes frequently at night too. They will typically plan their days around finding the next washroom. See Treatment



Mixed Incontinence

A combination of Stress and Urge Incontinence. See Treatment

Overactive Bladder

Urgymptoms include an urgent feeling to go to the toilet, going to the toilet frequently, and sometimes leaking urine before you can get to the toilet. See Treatment

Overflow Incontinence

​A loss of urine due to over-filling of the bladder because the bladder is unable to empty properly. The bladder may be unable to empty because of an obstruction (e.g. enlarged prostate, scar tissue, constipation), or because the bladder muscle can’t work effectively enough to squeeze the urine out. There may be difficulty starting the flow, a weak stream, straining to empty, or a constant dribble. 

See Treatment

Vista Primary Care Centre, Naas,

Co. Kildare,

W91 DX53

 

 

 

 

 

 

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