There are many different types of urinary incontinence. Most forms of urinary incontinence are the result of other urinary, muscular, or neurological conditions, but this is not the case for functional incontinence.
Functional incontinence is recognized as a situation in which physical barriers or mental disabilities prevent an individual from being able to make it to the restroom in time to properly urinate. This can be a result of not knowing where to find a toilet or not knowing how to get into a suitable position for urination.
There are several possible reasons as to why a person may suffer from functional incontinence. Some of the most common causes are:
Diagnosis of functional incontinence usually involves a consultation with a urology specialist. During this consultation, the specialist will ask you many questions about your current health and daily habits that may be contributing to your functional incontinence. They are also likely to perform simple tests such as a urinalysis.
There is no way to prevent functional incontinence from developing, but there are several ways in which an individual can manage their symptoms to improve their overall quality of life. These symptom management methods include:
To schedule an appointment for functional incontinence evaluation or treatment, contact Urology Specialists of Oregon at (541) 322-5753.