Why is incontinence so embarrassing?

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Why is incontinence so embarrassing?

Why is incontinence so embarrassing?

Did you know incontinence is common problem for one in four people. This means that more people have incontinence than asthma, diabetes and epilepsy combined.
 many people will keep their incontinence a secret, even from their loved ones, for many years. this is a common problem that can almost always be improved.

Incontinence Myths

Incontinence is often seen as a woman’s problem, but that’s not the reality. Women are more likely than men to have bladder incontinence (32% of the female population experience it compared to 13% of the male population), but men are just as likely as women to develop a bowel control problem.

It’s normal to go to the toilet four to seven times a day and pass up to a pint of urine at a time. People with incontinence get the urge to go far more often and pass a lot less urine each time.

It’s also a myth that incontinence only happens to older people. While it's more likely, though not inevitable, that you may lose bladder control as you get older, anyone can develop symptoms at any age. Almost 5 million people in the UK under the age of 24 are thought to have experienced a bladder control problem. The same number of young people are thought to have had bowel incontinence.

Types of Incontinence

Stress incontinence is when you leak urine after sneezing, laughing, coughing, lifting something or while doing exercise. It happens when the muscles around the bladder (the pelvic floor muscles) become slack. It’s common after childbirth, pelvic surgery and the menopause.

Urge incontinence is when you have a sudden urge to go to the toilet and can't hold it in. It’s often the result of a condition called overactive bladder, where the bladder becomes ‘twitchy’ and wants to squeeze out urine even if it isn’t full or you’re not ready. An overactive bladder can be caused by diabetes, infection, bladder stones, neurological conditions (such as multiple sclerosis), Alzheimer's disease and spinal injury. In men, prostate problems can cause an overactive bladder, but for many people the cause is never found.

Mixed incontinence is a type of incontinence is quite common and is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.

Overflow incontinence is typified by a constant dribble of urine, which you often don't notice. If you're aware of it, you'll feel the need to go to the toilet very frequently.

Bowel incontinence is thought to affect one in ten people at some point. It can be a bowel accident, when you don’t reach the toilet in time, or leaking from the bowel that you're unaware of. Bowel incontinence can be caused by neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal injury and tearing after childbirth.

We Can Help

At Incontinence Shop Ltd we are sure we can help you find a product to meet your needs, from children to adults weather you suffer from light or severe incontinence, weather you're fully mobile or totally bedridden, we are sure we will find a product that will be effective and be as discreet as possible, we offer products from small insert pads such as TENA lady & TENA for Men all the way up to the most absorbent products such as iD Expert Slip & TENA Slip, & everything in between such as Lille Healthcare Pants, TENA Pants & TENA Comfort.

We offer discreet next day delivery, including Saturday & Sunday options, to the whole UK
We have a shop in Farnworth, Bolton if people wish to see our products before they buy.

If you would like to discuss our products or order from us you can
Phone:  01204 571 017  Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
Email us: info@incontinenceshop.com
visit our website: www.incontinenceshop.com

Incontinence Shop Ltd
Express Trading Estate
Stone Hill Road
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 9TP

21 July 2014