LIVING WITH INCONTINENCE
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What is Transient Incontinence?
All types of incontinence (defined as the involuntary loss of urine) are caused by an underlying condition, be that a weakened pelvic floor muscle, mobility or neurological issue.
In certain instances, like Parkinson’s disease as an example, the underlying condition is ongoing which means any associated incontinence will also continue.
Transient Incontinence refers to continence issues that can and do resolve when the condition that’s causing it heals or is cured.
What conditions cause Transient Incontinence?
What to do about Transient Incontinence
The first thing you must do is consult with your doctor. A professional needs to diagnose the cause which will determine the best remedy.
In some instances, like stroke, childbirth and surgery, incontinence may improve on its own as you recover. However, your doctor may recommend exercises or other treatments to expedite the recovery, so it’s still best to check.
If the issue is medication, sometimes the type of drug or dose can be adjusted.
Infections such as a are unlikely to resolve on their own. In fact, left untreated, the responsible bacteria can travel up the urethra to the bladder and on to the kidneys, so it’s essential to get on top of it quickly.
Following healthy bladder habits is also recommended, both while you have incontinence and when symptoms are no longer present – to help keep them at bay. These include:
Products to use while your Transient Incontinence is being resolved
Using a suitably absorbent product will allow you to get on with life until your incontinence is resolved.
TENA’s range of products are specifically designed to handle the thinner, faster flow of a weak bladder, and have odour control. There are products to manage just a few drops through to discreetly absorbing the contents of a full bladder.
To find the product best suited to your needs, try our Product Finder tool and take advantage of our Free Samples offer.
Asaleo Care makes no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy of the information. This information should be used only as a guide and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional, medical or other health professional advice.