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urinary incontinence 

Urinary incontinence is the unintended urine leakage. It is a common problem and affects mostly women. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, several millions of adults in the United States suffer with it. There are several types of urinary incontinence such as stress incontinence (stress urinary incontinence), overflow incontinence,. . . .+

What is Urinary Incontinence?

What is Urinary Incontinence?

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Urinary incontinence is a condition of involuntary leakage of urine which occurs when a person loses control over his bladder resulting in the unintentional leakage of urine. In some cases, the bladder may empty completely while in the other cases, a person may experience only minor leakages of the urine.

Absorbent Products for Urinary Incontinence (Incontinence Pads)

Absorbent Products for Urinary Incontinence (Incontinence Pads)

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Absorbent products are items that absorb urine. These include such as diapers, incontinence pads, or panty liners that can be attached to underwear. Some products can be washed and reused; others are made for one time use. Incontinence pads or other forms of absorbent products help in managing symptoms of urinary incontinence.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence?

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence?

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There are several signs and symptoms of urinary incontinence. Broadly, these signs and symptoms are divided into two categories: emotional signs and sensory signs. Emotional signs refer to changes in the behavior and actions of a patient. Common emotional signs are depression, anger, low self-esteem, socially less active, desire for attention etc.

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

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Urinary incontinence is not a disease but a symptom. It is usually caused due to lifestyle, habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems. The evaluation of your symptoms by the doctor can help find the real cause of your problem. Causes of urinary incontinence can be different for different types.

How is Urinary Incontinence Diagnosed?

How is Urinary Incontinence Diagnosed?

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You must share every detail of the illness to your doctor in order to get the correct diagnosis. He or she will first ask several questions related to your illness to understand about the type of incontinence, severity of the disease and its underlying causes. The doctor may ask about the symptoms and your medical history.