urinary incontinence

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Noun1.urinary incontinence - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urinationurinary incontinence - inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
bed-wetting - enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it)
incontinence, incontinency - involuntary urination or defecation
overflow incontinence - urinary incontinence that occurs when the bladder is so full that it continually leaks urine; often attributable to a blocked urethra (e.g., due to prostate enlargement) or weak bladder muscles or nerve damage
stress incontinence - urinary incontinence that occurs when involuntary pressure is put on the bladder by coughing or laughing or sneezing or lifting or straining
urge incontinence - urinary incontinence that is generally attributable to involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle resulting in an urgent need to urinate accompanied by a sudden loss of urine; most common in people over 60 years of age
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Gaining full bladder control following surgery can take up to 18 months and a small sufferers percentage of patients have ongoing permanent incontinence.
The ability to record signals from individual nerves has applications beyond bladder control.
Stress urinary incontinence is a common problem in women, and is related to ageing and childbirth, as many people are aware - the relaxing go the vaginal wall reduces the support that is needed for proper bladder control.
It's most often done when someone can't empty their bladder normally or because of a neurological disorder like multiple sclerosis when there's a loss of bladder control.
Thank you for the informative article, "Yes, you can regain bladder control [1]
This month's prizes were chosen to help women who need extra help with skin care or bladder control live with normalcy and dignity," says Lynn Wilson, founder of The CareGiver Partnership.
26, 2015 in JAMA Internal Medicine, people who took high doses of tricyclic antidepressants such as doxepin (Sinequan), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), older antihistamines such as chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), or antimuscarinic drugs for bladder control, such as oxybutynin (Ditropan) for longer than three years were significantly more likely to develop dementia.
Medtronic plc has acquired Advanced Uro-Solutions, a privately held developer of neurostimulation products for the treatment of bladder control issues based in Elizabethton, Tenn.
Medtronic plc has announced that it has bought Advanced Uro-Solutions an Elizabethton Tennessee-based privately-owned developer of neurostimulation products to treat bladder control issues.
She said: "Urinary incontinence -- the loss of bladder control -- is a common problem.
Intense bladder control education failed to improve bladder control among patients who underwent a radical prostatectomy as treatment of their prostate cancer.
based division of i-Health has launched AZO Bladder Control with Go-Less to address the specific challenge of occasional urgency and frequency.