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Home Remedies For Urinary Infections – Incontinence

Problems with urine leakage can make you need to take extra care to avoid skin irritation:

Use a washcloth to clean yourself.

Let your skin dry in the air.

Avoid frequent washing and douching, as these can overwhelm the natural defenses of your body against bladder infections.

Consider the use of a barrier cream, such as petroleum jelly or cocoa butter, to protect your skin from the urine.

If you have during incontinence or night incontinence, make the toilet more comfortable:

Problems with urine leakage may require you to take extra care to prevent skin irritation:

Move any carpets or furniture that you can cross over or collide with on the way to the toilet.

Use a night light to illuminate your path and reduce your risk.

If you have functional incontinence, you could:

Keep a bedpan in your bedroom.

Install an elevated toilet seat.

Extend an existing bathroom door.

Urinary incontinence can be divided into three main types:

-URGE INCONTINENCE

occurs when an overactive or hyperactive bladder causes a sudden and intense urge to urinate causing involuntary loss of urine.

-STRESS INCONTINENCE

occurs when physical activities such as vigorous exercise, jumping, coughing, sneezing or even laughing put pressure on the bladder and releases urine.

-OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE

inability to completely empty the bladder, resulting in the frequent or constant odor of urine.
Incontinence can be caused by a number of factors such as age (the bladder muscles become weaker with increasing age), weakened pelvic floor muscles due to surgery or birth, enlarged prostate, menopause, an overactive bladder, nerve damage, urinary stones, urinary tract infections, and constipation.

Plus, certain foods, drinks, and medications can stimulate your bladder and cause temporary incontinence.

It’s just a matter of time, but it’s not the only way to get rid of the urine. Incontinence is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of an underlying disease or disorder.

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