Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control. It can affect both men and women and there are different types, causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Depending on which type of incontinence you have, it can cause symptoms such as: leakage when you laugh, cough, or sneeze; a frequent urge to urinate; the inability to fully empty your bladder; the inability to reach the toilet in time; and more.
You may be embarrassed to talk about incontinence, but your doctor isn’t. Be honest about your symptoms and let your doctor help you.
In the meantime, I encourage you to read the article, “How to Prevent Incontinence From Progressing,” from Roger Sims at LoCost Medical Supplies. It gives great insight into how incontinence occurs and how it is treated. It includes several tips for improving control over your bladder, as well as information about medical devices and medications that can help. There is a corresponding infographic on the subject as well.