Tag Archives: Incontinence

The Social and Emotional Impact of Incontinence

When people who have been ambulatory in everyday life and are suddenly are confronted with a stroke, accident injury or other experience find themselves bedridden on their back it causes a reality shock to them. The management of urine and … Continue reading

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Bowel Incontinence and Aging

At a Glance Many things happen as we age that makes accidental leakage or a loss of bowel control more likely. Illness, injury, changes in bowel habits and other factors affect the ability to stay in control. Loss of bowel … Continue reading

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Incontinence and Relationships

Many otherwise healthy people suffer from bowel incontinence or accidental bowel leakage. Symptoms that are distressing and hard to talk about can isolate a person and restrict inter-personal relations. Relationships – with friends, family, doctors, and caregivers – are one … Continue reading

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What is Incontinence?

“Incontinence” is the word used to describe loss of control over when and where we go to the bathroom. Bowel incontinence occurs when the loss of control of gas, liquid stool, or solid stool is enough to cause discomfort or distress. Incontinence is … Continue reading

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