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Types of Incontinence

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Types of Incontinence

Incontinence is already stubborn as it is, and it can be even more stubborn if you don’t know which type you’re dealing with. Whether you’ve just noticed signs of incontinence or have been experiencing it for years, Cheap Chux is on hand to help you deal with your specific incontinence concerns.

Here’s a breakdown of the different types of incontinence.

  • Urinary incontinence — The involuntary excretion of urine.
  • Fecal incontinence — The involuntary excretion of the bowel contents.

Four Types of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be categorized into five unique types:

  • Stress incontinence — Those with stress incontinence experience accidents while coughing, laughing, sneezing or performing physical activity that puts stress on the bladder. This happens when your body loses bladder neck and urethral support and is especially common among those who have experienced urethral sphincter injury from childbirth, trauma and radiation.
  • Urge incontinence — If you often have a strong, sudden need to urinate, you’re probably experiencing urge incontinence, which is also known as overactive bladder. Often times, the urge is so strong that you’re unable to make it to the bathroom. This type of incontinence is caused by a wide variety of conditions, including bladder cancer, bladder inflammation, bladder stones and infection.
  • Overflow incontinence — Overflow incontinence occurs when there’s difficulty passing urine, which can cause the bladder to become permanently full. In other words, those suffering from overflow incontinence will often experience no urge to urinate at all. It’s common among people with a blockage of the bladder outlet or when the bladder muscles become too weak.
  • Total incontinence — This type of incontinence is characterized by total loss of urinary control. Those who have a vesicovaginal fistula, an abnormal connection between the vagina and the urinary tract, commonly experience total incontinence. It may also affect those with multiple sclerosis and other nerve-related diseases.
  • Mixed incontinence — Mixed incontinence occurs when you experience stress incontinence and urge incontinence together.

Choosing the Right Incontinence Products

Cheap Chux has a wide variety of incontinence products to suit all types of incontinence. For example, if you’re experiencing the occasional stress incontinence and have noticed that it’s been worsening, you may want to carry some compact, lower absorbency incontinence pads in your purse. These are discreet and easy to take with you wherever you go in the event of an episode. On the other hand, if you’re a caregiver or a child caring for a parent with fecal incontinence or total incontinence, you will want a high-absorbency adult diaper and overnight options.

Many of our incontinence adult diapers, pads and briefs are available in multiple absorbency levels to suit your particular needs. Thanks to the innovations in the medical industry, wearing incontinence products isn’t nearly as embarrassing or uncomfortable as it once was. We offer many cloth-like, quiet and contoured styles that fit just like real underwear beneath your clothing. Even the highest absorbency styles can be designed for a comfortable, streamlined fit. Browse Cheap Chux to find the right incontinence solution for you.

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