Incontinence is often thought of as a taboo subject, but is actually a widespread worldwide condition that doesn’t discriminate between male and female, size, shape, physical or mental capability or even age. Women are more likely to be affected than men and the older a person is the more common the condition becomes.
There are many reasons for adult incontinence and they may include pregnancy, childbirth, disability, age, menopause, enlarged prostate, cancer, blockage in the urinary tract and nerve damage. It is important to remember that incontinence can range in severity and may emerge as a symptom of another condition.
However embarrassing or taboo incontinence may seem, it is important to note that almost all of us will be affected by it at some time in our lives and there are comfortable options available to ensure we continue to live a full and active life style.