Even the healthiest people can experience bladder leakage at different times of life. The extent of leakage, and possible reasons for it, are many and varied, like the individuals who experience it.
How Common is Incontinence?
Incontinence is more prevalent in women. In fact, incontinence is just as common as hay fever! Research indicates that one in four women over 35 have experienced incontinence.
Incontinence in men is not something usually discussed so it seems rarer than it is. In fact it’s really quite common, particularly among men who have an enlarged prostate or who have had prostate surgery, but there are a variety of other causes as well.
Does Incontinence Only Affect Old People?
25% of women over 35 have weak bladders. Pregnancy and childbirth contribute to this figure and menopausal women often experience incontinence. Even young girls can experience leaking after strenuous exercise. Men can have difficulty urinating for a variety of reasons, regardless of age. Prostate surgery can contribute to weak bladders for as long as a year after surgery. Heavy smokers cough more frequently than non-smokers which can exacerbate the situation. Too much coffee, tea or alcohol doesn’t help either. So age is definitely not the only factor too incontinence.
Which Incontinence Products Should I Use?
Incontinence products are designed for your comfort and security with a contoured body shape, a soft surface that feels dry all the time, and odor control. We have a comprehensive range of incontinence products available and will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice about the best solution for your specific need.