Facts about Incontinence:
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is defined as ‘the complaint of any involuntary loss of urine’ (Source: International Continence Society 2005).
First of all, incontinence is not a decease, it is a symptom. The field of incontinence is divided into urge-incontinence, stress incontinence, overflow incontinence and faecal incontinence. The different types of incontinence can result in different degrees of leakage. Therefore, continence solutions must always begin with a wide range of different products and efforts to perfectly suited for individual needs. This is the reason why Abena focuses on ‘Continence Management’ as opposed to stand-alone continence products.
How many is incontinent?
Incontinence is a fact of life for people in all ages, but frequency tends to get higher as we get older. For people over 63 years, there are no differences in frequency for men and women.
In nursing homes the frequency for incontinence is 50%.
With the right approach 70% can improve their situation or get completely rid of their incontinence.
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