Urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) is a very common condition affecting at least 10-20% of women under age 65 and up to 56% of women over the age of 65.
Urinary incontinence, (leakage of urine), is a very common condition that is estimated to affect 10-20% of women under age 65 and up to 56% of women over 65. It is an embarrassing problem that has affects beyond the physical issues – there are social, emotional and financial impacts on the lives of those affected. Urinary frequency or urgency, which is the need to run to the bathroom more frequently than is normal, is another bothersome problem that can affect women. There is no need to live with urine leakage or frequency because effective treatments are available. Learn more about managing female stress urinary incontinence from inspiring personal stories at www.livelifedry.com.
Fecal incontinence, an inability to control the bowels, leads to leakage of solid or liquid stool or gas. Many women are very uncomfortable talking about bowel control problems. Untreated, it can significantly and negatively impact self-confidence, create anxiety, and impair a normal social life. Healthcare providers who are trained in treating pelvic floor disorders can help you if you experiencing these problems. Fecal incontinence is a treatable condition; treatment can lessen symptoms in most cases and can often completely cure incontinence.
If you answer yes to any of these questions you could benefit from incontinence therapy, or evaluation for other pelvic floor disorders:
- Do you urinate more than every two hours in the daytime?
- Do you urinate more than once after going to bed?
- Do you have trouble making it to the toilet on time when you have the urge to go?
- Do you strain to pass urine?
- Do you rush to go to the toilet to empty your bladder?
- Are you unable to stop the flow of urine when on the toilet?
- Do you have an urge to go but when you get to the toilet very little urine comes out?
- Do you lack the feeling that you need to go to the toilet?
- Do you empty your bladder frequently, before you experience the urge to pass urine?
- Do you have the feeling your bladder is still full after urinating?
- Do you experience slow or hesitant urinary stream?
- Do you have difficulty initiating the urine stream?
- Do you have "triggers" that make you feel like you can't wait to go to the toilet? (running water, key in the door)
- Is your bladder controlling your life?
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