Incontinence is characterized by involuntary urine loss.
This is manifested in very different ways. These may be very slight and occasional leakages, or more severe and regular leakages.
Seek your doctor’s advice to determine your type of incontinence, based on how and when urine loss occurs.
Minor urine loss happens when laughing, coughing, sneezing, during exercise, bending down or lifting something heavy. It occurs when the muscles are weakened and there is pressure on the bladder.
Occurs suddenly, accompanied by a sudden and intense urge to go to the bathroom. The bladder presents sudden contractions, causing the urge to urinate.
This is a combination of stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Urine loss occurs before the sufferer is able to reach the toilet. It occurs when the bladder is holding large volumes of urine and the pressure of the liquid is so great that the loss cannot be controlled.
Incontinence caused by disability of the patient, in cases of dementia or serious neurological impairment, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease.
Urine loss during the night - more frequent with children but can also occur in adulthood.