What is urinary incontinence?
Who has urinary incontinence?
Changes to your lifestyle and diet, regular exercise and reducing stress may impact the urinary incontinence symptoms.
Your GP or physiotherapist may encourage you to perform regular pelvic floor or Kegel exercises. These isolate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and can help men regain bladder control.
Until urinary control returns, using absorbent pads or special underwear can also help. Some men may use collection devices such as external or condom catheters or urine collection pouches to avoid accidental leakage.
Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)
The artificial urinary sphincter or AUS, is designed to replicate the function of the external sphincter muscle to control urine. The AUS is suitable for men suffering from severe urinary incontinence.
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- Continence Foundation of Australia Key Statistics https://www.continence.org.au/pages/key-statistics.html Accessed 18 February 2019
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