What is INCONTINENCE?

The “taboo” subject that affects millions of us!

A dictionary definition: the uncontrollable loss of urine and/or defecation.

A familiar definition: the lack of control that many of us suffer from daily!

Incontinence has many causes which are explored below, but Activ Medical Disposables have many solutions! These solutions ensure that incontinence does NOT mean the end of freedom, safety, and activity.

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Different types of Incontinence.

  1. Stress Incontinence.

Stress incontinence is caused by the pelvic muscles being damaged which cause the bladder to leak under physical stress. Examples of this type of stress include laughing, coughing, sneezing or even lifting heavy objects.

  • Urge Incontinence.

Urge urinary incontinence occurs when the need to urinate come on so quickly that you might fail to make it to the toilet in time. Urge incontinence is usually marked by a frequent need to urinate and bed wetting. It can also be triggered by drinking even a small amount of water or even the sound of running water.

  • Overflow Incontinence.

Overflow incontinence is typically caused by incorrect signal relay to the brain of just how full the bladder really is. The bladder therefore become overly full and simply overflows.

  • Reflex Incontinence.

Relex incontinence is caused by a problem in the central nervous system and can be caused by disorders such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and brain tumours.

The message from Activ Medical Disposables is “Take control and protect your freedom”.

Acknowledgements:

AMD Catalogue UK