Incontinence affects men and women of all ages and it is much more common than most people realise. As it is an embarrassing problem, many people living with incontinence are reluctant to seek help to manage the situation but the sooner they do the happier and more comfortable they will feel. As with any medical problem, dealing with incontinence involves finding a way to manage it day to day in a way that minimises the disruption to your daily life and which you are comfortable with.
There are a number of different types of urinary incontinence which include:Stress Incontinence,Urge Incontinence,Overflow Incontinence,Functional Incontinence.
Bladder weakness can be brought on by a variety of factors such as medical conditions or ageing but there are very different specific causes associated with men and with women. Women are more prone to incontinence, firstly because of their anatomy and secondly because of changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth. However, men can become susceptible to urinary incontinence if they suffer with prostate problems such as an enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia) or prostate cancer.
Depending on the cause, the severity of incontinence can really differ, ranging from very mild, light leakages to heavy incontinence. Snowden Healthcare sells a range of incontinence products for men and women which can offer practical protection and security for those at either end of the scale.