4.8 million Australian men and women are affected by incontinence, so if a leaking bladder has you worried, you’re not alone. However, knowing what type of incontinence you have is perhaps the first important step to finding the right treatment. Your doctor can then advise you what treatment options are available for your specific type of incontinence.
This section outlines all the types of incontinence, their causes and treatment options.
Types of Incontinence
Once you have a fairly good idea of which type of incontinence you have, your doctor may recommend a range of incontinent treatment options including:
- Pelvic floor (or Kegel) exercises
- Bladder training
- Lifestyle changes
- Incontinence aids
The good news is that incontinence is an extremely common problem and that you don’t have to suffer alone. The important thing is to consult your doctor sooner rather than later to get a better idea of what your body is doing and then discuss the best way to tackle or lessen your incontinence.
Kimberly-Clark Australia makes no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy of the information. This information should be used only as a guide and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical or other health professional advice.