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Urinary Incontinence

Over 3 million individuals suffer from Urinary Incontinence (UI) in Canada. Unfortunately, most individuals suffer in silence due to the taboo nature of this topic. UI continues to be under reported, under diagnosed and under treated even though it can often be cured.

UI is defined as involuntary leakage of urine and is associated with reduced quality of life for seniors. Although not life-threatening, UI can have a negative impact on physical, social, and emotional well-being, and add to personal care expenses. (Statistics Canada - Health Report, October 2013)

There are 5 main types of UI: stress UI, urge UI or overactive bladder (OAB), mixed UI, overflow and functional incontinence.

There are many different treatment options for UI. These include behavioral approaches, lifestyle changes, 'Kegel' exercises, medications, pessaries and surgery.

There is an array of good, accurate websites available with information on UI and treatment options. Get informed today! No one should suffer in silence.



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