INCONTINENCE IN THE ELDERLY

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This alteration occurs in childhood (enuresis), in women of working age, in men with prostate problems or, more commonly in older people, due to physiological changes, and neurological and central nervous system deterioration. It most often affects women and is classified into different types: stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, mixed urinary incontinence, urinary overflow incontinence, psychogenic cause and neurological cause.

Treatment will depend on the type of problem you have and the lifestyle you lead. It can be applied from a conservative treatment to a surgical procedure. One of the most important helps is eliminating that feeling of discomfort, feeling relaxed and transmitting that relaxation so that the other person can feel the same way. Other help it can offer is to ensure that you exercise and stay hydrated, avoid certain types of drinks or control calorie consumption. We should also make it easy for you to get to the bathroom if you suffer from urinary incontinence. If you suffer from a physical or mental disability that prevents you from having that mobility, there are protectors and underwear specifically designed to catch any urine leakage.

It is normal to have any doubts or concerns when it comes to caring for our loved one or the person we should offer care. Thousands of questions come to us and in this situation the most important thing is to be well informed. We must have all the possible information about the case of the person to be treated, in order to give him the most appropriate treatment and in the best way.

At ESIM CUIDADORES we have a department specialized in the matter where we can give you the best options for your particular case. With our help you can offer the best care.