urinary incontinence


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Related to urinary incontinence: urge 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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[ClickPress, Fri Aug 23 2019] A recent market study published by MRRSE " Female Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment Devices Market: Global Industry Analysis 2014-2018 & Forecast 2019-2029 " offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics.
Approximately 50-75% of postmenopausal women have urinary incontinence and more than 50% of men over 55 have overactive bladder and urinary urgency, frequency, and heading to the bathroom during the night.
[USPRwire, Mon Jun 03 2019] Urinary incontinence is generally defined as unintentional loss of urine.
Novel treatment options, such as Botox injectables, can help women overcome urinary incontinence, health experts have said.
Pregnant women suffering from urinary incontinence have lower quality of life due to its embarrassing nature and it usually worsens with advancing gestation6.
"Sexual dysfunction in men and urinary incontinence in women are a few of the most common urology problems not addressed due to social stigma," said Dr Pillai.
"We know that urinary incontinence can be a complex issue, especially among younger women," said lead author Tayla Lamerton, of The University of Queensland, in Australia.
The seven reversible causes of geriatric urinary incontinence, which are categorized as transient urinary incontinence, can easily be remembered by busy primary care practitioners with the aid of a mnemonic of Dr.
Based on evidence from the review and indirect evidence, the WPSI recommends screening women for urinary incontinence annually.
[USA], June 24 ( ANI ): Turns out, men can tolerate stress urinary incontinence for more than two years before seeking medical help.
(NASDAQ: GTXI) has completed patient enrollment several months ahead of schedule in its placebo-controlled, Phase 2 clinical trial of enobosarm in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the company said.

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