Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence). It is more common than you think! My Physio Perth are experts in incontinence treatment Perth.
- 7-63% of women above 20 years old 1
- 2-22% of men above 20 years old 1
- 23-78% of adults over 65 years old 2
- 55.9% of pregnant women during their third trimester 3
It can be debilitating and individuals are often too embarrassed to seek help from their doctor or physiotherapist. 65% of women and 30% of men who were sitting in a GP waiting room reported some type of urinary incontinence, yet only 31% of these people report having sought help from a health professional.4 The good news is that you can be treated and managed. In many cases, it can also be cured. Let our trained physiotherapists at My Physio Perth help you with incontinence treatment Perth today!
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Factors that increase the likelihood of incontinence:
- Gender (women > men)
- Age (increases with age)
- Prostate cancer/disease/surgery
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
Urinary incontinence or poor bladder control is a common condition and is commonly associated with pregnancy, childbirth, menopause or a range of chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes or arthritis.
There are different types with a number of possible causes.
The following are the most common:
- associated with chronic retention, and
Signs and symptoms:
- Leakage of urine/bowels when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy
- A sudden, intense or constant need to urgently or frequently visit the toilet, associated with ‘accidents’
- You may feel as though your bladder is never fully empty and you cannot empty it even when you try.
- Waking up twice or more to go to the toilet at night
It can be caused by many things, but it can be treated, better managed and in many cases cured. For this reason, talk to one of our trained physiotherapists at My Physio Perth, in order to get back on track.
About one in 20 people experience poor bowel control. It is more common as you get older, but a lot of young people also have poor bowel control. Many people with poor bowel control also have poor bladder control (wetting themselves).
Signs and symptoms:
- Passing faeces or stools at the wrong time or place
- Stains on your underwear
- Passing wind involuntarily
- Frequent straining to empty your bowels
Incontinence Treatment Perth
Our physiotherapists at My Physio Perth are qualified in assessing providing incontinence treatment Perth. After performing a thorough subjective examination, we will carry out an assessment of your pelvic floor muscles (muscles which give us control over the bladder and bowel). We will then design an individualised exercise program to meet your specific needs. In addition, we will discuss relevant lifestyle factors with you and make necessary adjustments to prevent or manage your condition.
- Buckley BS & Lapitan MCM 2010. Prevalence of urinary-incontinence in men, women, and children—current evidence: findings of the Fourth International Consultation on_Incontinence. The Journal of Urology:1–6.
- Shamliyan T, Wyman J, Bliss DZ, Kane RL & Wilt TJ 2007. Prevention of urinary and fecal-incontinence in adults. Rockville, Maryland: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US)
- Brown SJ, Donath S, MacArthur C, McDonald EA, Krastev AH 2010 ‘Urinary-incontinence in nulliparous women before and during pregnancy: prevalence, incidence, and associated risk factors’, International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 21(2):193 – 202.
- Byles & Chiarelli, 2003: Help seeking for urinary-incontinence: a survey of those attending GP waiting rooms, Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal.