What Is Adult Incontinence?

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What is adult incontinence and what should you know about it?

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Adult incontinence is the loss of bladder control. It is a common and often embarrassing problem. When you have incontinence, you pass urine unintentionally. How and when it happens depends on what type of incontinence you have. Common Types of Incontinence -Stress incontinence You leak urine when your bladder is under extra sudden pressure, for instance, when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise. -Urge incontinence You suddenly feel a strong need to pass urine. There's often just a few seconds between you feeling the need and the release of urine. The need may be caused by the sound of running water, or by a sudden change of position. Causes of Temporary Incontinence
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Caffeine
  • Chili peppers
  • Large doses of vitamin C
Causes of Persistent Incontinence
  • Aging
  • Born vaginally, rather than by C-section
  • Pregnancy
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