Incontinence

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Gandrews
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186320
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Incontinence
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2012-11-30 18:59:13
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Incontinence
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  1. Involuntary loss of urine associated with movements that put pressure on the bladder (excercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects)
    Stress incontinence (most common)
  2. involuntary urine leakage before reaching a toilet; most often found in those with enlarged prostate, diabetes, infection, stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, ms, or taking certain drugs.
    Urge incontinence
  3. Involuntary urine leakage from an overdistended bladder; usually from urethral obstruction in older men or uterine prolapse in older women
    Overflow incontinence
  4. Urine leakage that occurs in older adults who have a hard time getting to the toilet because of restricted mobility.
    Functional incontinence
  5. Sudden onset and temporary incontinence generally caused by treatable factors such as delirium or confusion, infection, metabolic conditions (hyper glycemia) fecal impaction.
    Transient incontinence.

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