Types of Adult Incontinence
The symptoms and types of adult incontinence can take several different forms. The most common types of incontinence are stress incontinence (as in during laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercising); urge incontinence, where an intense, sudden urge to urinate is often followed by an involuntary loss of urine; overflow incontinence (frequent/constant "leaking" or "dribbling"); functional incontinence, which accompanies a physical and/or mental condition that prevents one from getting to the toilet on time; and mixed incontinence, which is defined as experiencing more than one urinary incontinence type. Several factors increase one's risk of developing urinary incontinence. These include gender, being overweight, smoking, age, family history and other diseases such as neurological disease or diabetes.
What Causes Incontinence?
Everything from medications, foods and physical infections can cause and/or exacerbate adult urinary incontinence. Caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, chili peppers, citrus fruits and large doses of vitamin C can all be culprits in urinary incontinence. Blood pressure and heart medications can also cause incontinence, as can muscle relaxants. Urinary tract infections and constipation can cause this condition as well.
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