Incontinence

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Incontinence can have different causes. Understanding the underlying cause and type of incontinence is critical to understanding the various treatments and products available.

Incontinence in Healthcare - Everything you need to know

Estimating exactly how many people live with incontinence worldwide can be difficult. This is, among other things, because people feel ashamed about their condition and do not seek help from their medical practitioner.

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Incontinence and dementia

Navigating the special care needs of patients with dementia and incontinence can be difficult, as the problems can be both cognitive and functional. Find tips and guidance regarding incontinence and dementia.

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All about incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary loss or leakage of urine or feces. Incontinence can affect anyone and can have various causes. It is not a disease, but a symptom.

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How to choose the right incontinence product

New to incontinence and not sure how to choose from the wide variety of different available products? There are many factors to consider when choosing the right incontinence product, including gender, lifestyle and type of incontinence.

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Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Anyone who lives with incontinence is also at risk of developing uncomfortable skin conditions such as Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD). Learn more about IAD, its causes and symptoms, and how to prevent it through our three-step process.

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Types of Incontinence

Incontinence can have various causes. Understanding the underlying cause and type of incontinence is vital to understanding the different treatments and products that are available.

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Pregnancy and Incontinence

Pregnancy is a fantastic time for most women, but many expecting mothers also experience the less charming aspects: fatigue, upset stomach and lower back pain. In addition, women regularly suffer from incontinence during and after pregnancy.

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Urge Incontinence

Urge incontinence is a type of incontinence in which a sudden urge to urinate arises which cannot be suppressed. Irritation of the bladder, old age and psychological factors may play a role in the development of urge incontinence.

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Children and incontinence

Most children gain daytime bladder control by the age of fourm but for some children, bladder control is more difficult. Fortunately, the reasons for daytime wetting are usually innocent.

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What is Functional incontinence?

Functional incontinence is a form of involuntary urine loss in which the bladder works normally, but physical, psychological or environmental limitations means a person is unable to reach the toilet in time.

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Overactive bladder

Healthy adults empty their bladder 6-10 times a day. When you start needing to go more frequently, it could be a sign of an overactive or sensitive bladder.

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Incontinence and Men

Incontinence in men is more common than many people think. Usually incontinence in men is due to prostate problems, but fortunately there are many treatment options for men with incontinence.

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Women and incontinence

It is estimated that twice as many women as men live with urinary incontinence. Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause make urinary incontinence more likely.

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Stress incontinence or exercise incontinence

Stress incontinence – or exercise incontinence - is the most common form of incontinence, affecting about 1 out of 5 women over the age of 40. Stress incontinence generally occurs with physical exertion such as running, jumping and coughing, which is why stress incontinence is also called exercise incontinence.

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Urinary Incontinence and menopause

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Neurogenic Bladder and reflex incontinence

Reflex incontinence or neurogenic bladder is the collective term for incontinence caused by neurological conditions. A variety of neurological disorders and diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), a paraplegia and spina bifida, can cause problems with bladder control.

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Overflow incontinence or drip incontinence

In overflow or drip incontinence the bladder is almost literally ‘overflowing’. Because people with overflow incontinence are not able to empty the bladder entirely, the bladder becomes overfilled, eventually resulting in drips of overflow urine.

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Fecal incontinence

Incontinence is generally associated with loss of bladder control, but incontinence can also mean leakage of stools. While fecal incontinence is more common in the elderly, adults and children can also be affected.

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ABENA Nova - Digitalized incontinence care

Incontinence is one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare sector. Continence care is time-consuming and physically demanding for health care providers, and for residents, incontinence may cause physical discomfort and reduced quality of life.

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Dignified continence care is within reach

More dignified care. Improved health. A good night’s sleep. ABENA NOVA can improve quality of life for a loved one in your life.

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Quality care doesn’t have to cost more

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More time for quality care

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Preventing urine odor in care facilities and nursing homes

The odor of urine can be an unpleasant side effect in any home or care facility where incontinence is a factor. Preventing odor is important for quality of life of residents and health care workers alike. Find out what causes urine odors and how good continence care can help prevent unpleasant odors.

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