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Lille Healthcare wants you to be able to understand more about incontinence, causes, treatments and incontinence products to help you make informed choices.

Living with Incontinence

Living with Incontinence

Incontinence incontinence advice incontinence causes Authored By David Wilson

Living with Incontinence Having incontinence should not stop you living an active healthy lifestyle. Here are some simple tips to get started on your active lifestyle living with incontinence.   Make sure you drink water It is very important, even when suffering from incontinence that you drink enough water every day. Dehydration can cause other issues that may affect you health.   Create an exercise plan Exercise and body movement is a great way to get active and make you feel better. Find exercise that works with your incontinence issues and get s you moving.   Maintain or reduce body...

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Causes of Incontinence

Causes of Incontinence

Incontinence incontinence advice incontinence causes Authored By David Wilson

Incontinence is a term that describes any accident or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder or faeces from the bowel. It is not just a problem for older people and it should not be considered normal. Incontinence is not just a problem for the elderly and should not be considered an inevitable consequence of the ageing process. It should not be considered normal and it can often be a sign of other health problems. Sometimes incontinence can be cured and other times it can be managed with the right advice or treatment.  Incontinence is a common condition that ranges...

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Who is most likely to suffer from incontinence

Who is most likely to suffer from incontinence

Incontinence incontinence advice Authored By David Wilson

Both men and women are likely to suffer from incontinence at some stage during their lives depending on their age, health and medical requirments. However women are twice as likely to run the risk of suffering from incontinence as men due to their anatomical characteristics, pregnancy, and menopause. Women who have undergone gynaecological surgery, such as a uterus ablation, are more at risk. Any surgical operation in the pelvic region runs the risk of damaging the urinary system’s muscles and nerves. The elderly run the risk of gradually becoming incontinent if their bladder muscles lose their tone. In addition to...

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Incontinence during pregnancy

Incontinence during pregnancy

Incontinence incontinence during pregnancy Authored By David Wilson

Pregnancy is a very happy time in family lives but also brings changes and challenges as your body adjusts. Incontinence during pregnancy It is important to understand how to deal with the symptoms of incontinence during pregnancy. Pregnancy incontinence can be separated into different categories: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, a combination of both.  Stress Incontinence Stress incontinence refers to stress upon the sphincter and pelvic muscles. A person with stress incontinence will experience small urine loss from coughing, sneezing, laughing or physical activities such as running, lifting heavy objects or getting off a chair or bed. This is the most...

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Where to get advice about incontinence

Where to get advice about incontinence

Incontinence incontinence advice Authored By David Wilson

If you feel you may have incontinence your best medical advice is from your doctor. You can also get great knowledge about incontinence and incontinence products from the Lille Healthcare team, or Continence NZ. What you should ask your doctor: What type of incontinence is being experienced? What is the issue causing the incontinence? What tests are required to confirm this diagnosis? Is it temporary? Are there changes you could make to improve the issue? What treatments are available for this type of incontinence? What products can I use to help with this incontinence?  There are a number of types...

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Who is at risk of Incontinence

Who is at risk of Incontinence

Incontinence incontinence advice incontinence causes Authored By David Wilson

Women are twice as likely to run the risk of suffering from incontinence as men due to their anatomical characteristics, pregnancy, and menopause. Women who have undergone gynaecological surgery, such as a uterus ablation, are more at risk. Any surgical operation in the pelvic region runs the risk of damaging the urinary system’s muscles and nerves. The elderly run the risk of gradually becoming incontinent if their bladder muscles lose their tone. In addition to this, there is the fact that they are more and more exposed to neurological disorders. Men suffering from prostate troubles. People with a bladder stone...

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Types of Incontinence

Types of Incontinence

Incontinence incontinence advice Authored By David Wilson

There are a number of types of incontinence. Below is a list of the most common types and some useful information on each. 1. Stress IncontinenceStress incontinence refers to stress upon the sphincter and pelvic muscles. A person with stress incontinence will experience small urine loss from coughing, sneezing, laughing or physical activities such as running, lifting heavy objects or getting off a chair or bed. This is the most common type of incontinence and occurs mainly in women. 2. Urge IncontinenceA person with urge incontinence experiences sudden, urgent desires to urinate and is unable to ‘hold on’ and get...

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What is Incontinence?

What is Incontinence?

Incontinence incontinence advice incontinence causes Authored By David Wilson

Incontinence is a term that describes any accident or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder, or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel. Incontinence is not just a problem for the elderly and should not be considered an inevitable consequence of the ageing process. It should not be considered normal and it can often be a sign of other health problems. Sometimes incontinence can be cured and other times it can be managed with the right advice or treatment. Incontinence is a common condition that ranges in severity from just a small leak to complete loss of bladder...

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