Neurological Incontinence: Causes and Symptoms

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Our central nervous system is responsible for regulating the lower urinary tract and the way we hold and expel urine in a coordinated, controlled manner. Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS or dementia can affect the way the lower urinary tract is able to function. Therefore, it’s common that people with these disorders…

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Incontinence from Injuries

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When someone suffers an injury to the spinal cord, including the sacral, lumbar, thoracic or cervical area, the communication between the nerves that control bladder function and the brain can get disrupted and cause urinary incontinence. Injury Incontinence and Men Incontinence from spinal cord injuries is one of the most common causes of male urinary incontinence.…

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Incontinence Caused by Diet

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Your diet can play a major role when you are dealing with urinary incontinence; certain foods and beverages are known to both irritate the bladder and worsen urinary incontinence symptoms. In many cases, incontinence caused by diet can be prevented by changing some of your food and drink choices. Diet Incontinence: Causes and Symptoms Diet-related…

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Incontinence Caused by Cancer

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Oftentimes, male urinary incontinence can be either a short-term or long-term side effect of the treatment of cancer. It’s important for males to recognize that a diagnosis of prostate cancer or bladder cancer can mean that urinary incontinence may interrupt their lives for a certain amount of time. However, knowing as much as you can…

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Common Causes of Incontinence

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WHAT CAUSES INCONTINENCE? Common Causes of Incontinence: Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntarily and unintentional leaking of urine. It can develop for a variety of different reasons; when the bladder cannot empty properly due to nerves that control the bladder being damaged from injury, certain illnesses like prostate cancer, neurological disorders, your diet and lifestyle, and…

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About Urinary Incontinence

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TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE Urinary incontinence refers to the condition when you lose all control of your bladder. This means you lose the ability to control when you urinate. By some estimates, as many as one in four adults in the US suffer from this condition. However, there are several types of urinary incontinence, and each type…

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Living with Incontinence

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As we age, something as simple as urinating can become complicated. Just laughing, sneezing, coughing, or lifting an object can cause your bladder to leak. Male urinary incontinence is almost always linked to trouble with the prostate, except in the cases of functional incontinence where you are unable to get to the bathroom in time due…

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Temporary vs Persistent Incontinence

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URINARY INCONTINENCE IN MEN Temporary and Persistent Incontinence: Incontinence in men may not occur as commonly as it does in women, but there are certain reasons males do experience it. Age is a major factor in male urinary incontinence, but it can also be caused by spinal injuries, prostate surgery, nervous system conditions like multiple…

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Tips for Maintaining a Healthier Bladder

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A human bladder is one of the most underrated but important organs in the body.  Urinary incontinence affects around one third of people between the ages of 30 and 70.  In order to keep your bladder healthy, you should take preventative actions including drinking enough water and maintaining a healthy body weight.  You should monitor…

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The Truth About Male Urinary Incontinence

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Even though urinary incontinence impacts a large number of people, most are not educated on the true facts.  Urinary incontinence is a problem for both men and women, and more than 200 million people worldwide deal with it.  While it is more common in older men, it affects people of all ages, and drinking less…

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