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About Incontinence? Donít Be /
By Michael Plontz, Staff Writer
One thing that most caregivers have in
common is dealing with incontinence in their loved ones
or themselves. There is still a stigma attached to this
ailment, but the only way to combat this misconception
is to learn more about it, bring it out into the open
and discuss it.
Urinary incontinence can occur at any age for any number
of reasons. Women are 50% more likely to be affected
than men. The most common symptoms are bedwetting,
leakage after coughing, sneezing or laughing, and a
general uncontrolled leakage of urine.
There are six types of urinary