Women and Incontinence

Which type of Urinary Incontinence is impacting your life?

Statistics:

  • Urinary incontinence affects 15-50% of women of all ages
  • As many as three-fourths of US women report at least some urinary leakage and studies consistently find that 20 to 50% report more frequent leakage
  • Despite the medical treatments and help available, less than half of women do not seek care or outside help for incontinence
  • Women are 10 times more likely to have urinary incontinence than men
  • Bladder health and urine retention can be impacted by
    • Age
    • Pregnancy
    • Childbirth
    • Obesity
    • Functional or cognitive impairment
    • Smoking
    • Stress
  • Women are affected by incontinence regardless of social status, race, or economic status.

J&B Medical Insurance works with your physician to obtain incontinence medical supplies covered by your insurance. Contact us to learn more about women’s incontinence supplies.

For additional information on Women and Incontinence, you can visit these websites:
caregiver.com
caregiverslibrary.org
webmd.com
nationalinstituteonaging.gov
Exercises for Incontinence
everydayhealth.com

Source:Nygaard, Ingrid, MD, MS, David H. Thom, MD,PhD, and Elizabeth A. Calhoun, PhD. “Urinary Incontinence in Women.” National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sept. 2010.
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/uda/Urinary_Incontinence_in_Women-Chapter05.pdf

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