The Different Types of Incontinence

The Different Types of Incontinence

  • On July 25, 2008

Stress Incontinence
This is the most common type of incontinence and is common in women after childbirth or menopause. Usually only a small amount of urine leaks out but this can be enough to cause embarrassment or concern. This often happens due to physical exertion.

Urge Incontinence
Urge is the second most common type of incontinence. It is also known as an overactive bladder. With this type of bladder weakness, the bladder contracts involuntarily, leading to the release of large amounts of urine.

Overflow Incontinence
This is common in older men, the urine outflow tube passes through the middle of the prostate, and any enlargement of this gland presses on the urethra (urine tube). This makes it difficult for the bladder to empty and fill up completely, and a pool of urine constantly remains in the bladder

Reflex Incontinence
Having no control over their bladder at all is called reflex bladder. Some people have it all their lives or it can develop after injury or illness.

Mixed Incontinence
The experience of mixed symptoms at the same time.

Faecal Incontinence
Faecal incontinence is the involuntary leakage of faecal material from the back passage. This type of incontinence may occur only occasionally or it may be a persistent problem of many years’ duration.

Whichever type of incontinence you may have, Allanda can provide the right best protection to suit you and your lifestyle.


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