Exactly what can trigger incontinence? (Posted late on 09/20 from 09/18)

Even some really simple things can trigger Overactive Bladder Disorder (OAB) or cause urge incontinence to rear its ugly head. Things such as hearing the sound or running water, walking by a cold section in the grocery store or even something as downright simple as switching from a sitting to a standing position can cause leakage.

Other actions such as entering the vicinity of their home, like the driveway, can make a person feel as though they have to go. So can the simple act of inserting their key into the doorknob. This can be referred to as foot-on-the floor syndrome. It is not stress incontinence, although they may be often confused with one another.

Just because your clients may complain that they wake often during the night and leak the entire way to their bathroom does not mean that they have a weak pelvic floor or urethral sphincteric mechanism issues. Au contraire, it is typically just an involuntary bladder contraction.

Other issues that your clients may suffer from include the following:

  • Obstructive voiding symptoms (typically in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) but may also show up in cases of female clients that have been diagnosed with OAB.
    • Hesitancy
    • Poor Flow
    • Straining
    • Feeling of Incomplete Emptying

Help your clients to realize that you believe that With Age Comes Respect by explaining each of these specific issues in turn to them.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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