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- Prostate problems-This is the most common cause of male incontinence. However, it is important to know that early detection of any type of prostate problem (including cancer), can mean faster and more effective treatment of both the incontinence symptoms and the underlying problem. However, it should be noted that incontinence can be both a symptom of prostate problems and a side effect from the resulting treatment.
- Head and/or spinal cord injuries-Any type of damage to the head or spinal cord can result in the loss of control of the urinary system. Often time’s brain injuries will interrupt or lose the signals needed to control urinary function. It should be noted that this type of incontinence is sometimes temporary depending on the severity of the injury.
- Neurological diseases-These are classified as degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
- Diabetes-Incontinence can occur as a result of uncontrolled diabetes.
- Urinary tract infections-This type of incontinence can often be resolved with the use of antibiotics to treat the underlying infection.
- Smoking and drinking-Excessive smoking and the use of alcohol can bring on symptoms of incontinence.
- Reaction to medication-There are some medications that can bring on urinary incontinence.
- Mental or emotional distress-Acute distress can often lead to incontinence.
- Obesity-Carrying around to much weight puts significant pressure on the muscles that surround the urinary system. This weakening and pressure can cause incontinence.
Studies show that men who are experiencing incontinence often delay reporting symptoms to their doctor. This is often done out of embarrassment over this intimate issue. However, it is important to understand that any delay in reporting can also bring on a delay in treatment and a reduction in the effectiveness of the treatment. The bottom line is that there is a wide variety of treatment options that your doctor can prescribe to treat your incontinence symptoms. To find out more about all aspects of incontinence please visit http://caregiverpartnership.com/landing/incontinence.
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About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.